A friend asked me if I have considered e-publishing for my books, and I will admit that I’ve played with the idea. I just don’t know if it’s worth it. Supposedly (according to the friend), you still keep all the rights to your book so you could still try to get it picked up by a publisher if you so wanted. I have no idea if that’s true or not, though. I guess I should do some research.
It’s definitely an interesting thought. Though I have no idea if I could get anyone to read them. But if I could get as much as a handful of readers, who knows… maybe that’s the kick I’d need to work on book three and four?
If anyone’s curious (though I’m sure I’ve written about it before), I’ve written two Regency set romance novels. You know… Think Jane Austen, but with a more steamy romance! They’re part of a loosely connected series, since it’s all about the same family; the Howertys. Book one is about the oldest brother, Nathaniel. Then the next one about the oldest sister Jessica. Both of those books are finished, though I still need to edit and proofread Jessica’s book. I have started the third book, which is the youngest sister, Nicola’s book, and I have plenty of ideas already for the sister Miranda’s story as well.
Because I’m silly, I wanted to have a Shakespeare theme for the titles. All of the siblings first names are taken from Shakespeare’s plays as well. (Except Nicola… Her actual name is Hero Nicola Howerty, but her father thought the name Hero was a bit much, so they call her by her second name).
The first two books are most likely going to be:
AS HE LIKES IT
TAMING OF THE RAKE
Then I’m thinking that Nick’s book will be WINTER’S KISS. I haven’t decided on Miranda’s book title yet. Playing with the idea of MEASURE FOR MARCUS, but I’m still trying to find something better. Got any Shakespeare titles to suggest?!
Okay, I will stop now. All writers are slightly narcissistic and I could go on about my stories and characters for ever and ever, but I don’t want to bore anyone. So, I guess I am off to do some research on e-publishing!