From Imagination To Publication

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Book 3 Questions & Answers

Now that I'm back I wanted to answer some of the questions I've been getting through email.

1.  When will book 3 be out?

I'm working on a specific release date with my Acorn Publishing team. We're narrowing in on the end of this year. Although I don't expect things to get delayed, you never know. I'll be announcing a specific release date shortly.

2. When will book 3 be out in France and Canada?

I wish I knew the answer to this. I do know that nothing will change with the French versions of the books. The covers will be the same, and they won't be pulled from the market while I re-release the English version. I'll be contacting the French publisher soon so I'll let you know.

3. How can I buy your book? I can't find it online...

Now that my books will be published by Acorn Publishing they've been removed from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I'll be doing a re-release of Oppression probably in September, followed by Uprising soon after. Then I'll launch the 3rd book along with a box set before the end of the year. Until then, some paperback copies are floating around in the book-o-sphere that are for sale. I'm not sure what the prices will be though. They are the last of the ZOVA Books edition. The new ones will have new covers and a new look.

4. Are you doing any book events?

As soon as my books are re-released I'll be signing up for whatever I can. If you know of any in the Los Angeles/Orange County area let me know. Traveling out of California will be hard with two little munchkins so I won't be attending anything too far away.

Oh, and if you're wondering how I'm managing to pull off a re-release of my book series while being Mommy to a 2-year-old and a newborn. It's not going as smoothly as I'd hoped. This about sums it up...

At least my life is the good kind of crazy :)

What is keeping you busy these days?

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Baby News and Book News!

It's official. I'm the worst blogger on the planet. Ready for my list of excuses?

1. I had baby #2...we call him J.J. and he's been amazing so far. He's 5 weeks old, healthy, and happy :)

2. I have a 2-year-old who thinks he is 25. He keeps me busier than I could have ever imagined, but we have tons of fun. least he's a good helper...

3. Here's the big BOOK NEWS!!!

I've decided to explore the world of self-publishing...WAIT, WHAT?!

It was a really tough decision, but after thinking it over for several months I've decided to leave ZOVA Books. Part of me is really sad to leave such a great group of people. They have done so much for me and have changed my books in wonderful ways. When it comes down to it, I just need to be in control. I want to be the one tracking sales, working with distributors, etc. Nobody tells you that after working years to make a manuscript perfect (as best you can) that you'll have to hand it over to a publisher and your 300 page "baby" will be completely out of your hands. More and more of my author friends have decided to self-publish and have had tons of success. I've heard nothing but great things from those who have taken that path. So here I go...

The way I've chosen to self-publish is a little different than most, and honestly it's all very new to me, so I'm not completely sure how it will work. My editors/writing partners/friends at Acorn Author Services and Publishing have decided to brand the work they do, meaning select authors they work with will be under their catalogue. Basically I'll get to slap their logo on the spine of my books but I'll still be the one publishing my books. It's the best of both worlds! I get the control, yet still get to have the cover appeal that comes with a publisher's logo.

Stay tuned for updates on book 3!! It will be released this year :)

What has kept you busy lately?