The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Author Talk
I spent Saturday morning at the Logan Hyperdome Library, Shailer Park, speaking to like-minded authors and writers about the good, the bad and ugly of my journey when publishing the ‘Cloud Riders’.
My initial heart racing joy when an earlier novel, ‘Soulcasters’ was accepted by a literary agent, finding it was a con and thousands of dollars later, not one publisher had been forwarded the manuscript.
This inspired my supportive husband to consider independently publishing, and ten months later, ‘Cloud Riders’ was published by Bookpal.
Bookpal was chosen as they ticked all the boxes, were based here in Australia and you got value for your money.
In January 2012 and another sizable amount of money later, Cloud Riders was published in Australia through Bookpal. A book trailer to mark its début was developed by my husband Shaun, which you can find on YouTube at:
There were many joys and challenges along the way and once again a learning experience. And after weighing up the pros and cons, we would not go down this path again. The major issue was not having control.
My husband and I have since worked in partnership to establish our own publishing company, Butterfly Kiss Books. Our first release in the NEW ‘Lord of the Planets’ series, will be the repackaging of the novel ‘Cloud Riders’.
We are taking back control coming soon Same story, different cover
Yes!! Cloud Riders will be available again shortly. The second book to the ‘Lord of the Planets’ series will be published early 2013.
The new cover for Cloud Riders ‘as we have control now’ is currently being designed by Book Cover Cafe (http://www.bookcovercafe.com.au/) which we hope you will like as much as we do.
At present Shaun is hard at work redeveloping a NEW and IMPROVED website for me and we are working together to plan our next moves as new independent publishers.
On behalf of both of us, we thank all who came along to our talk and hope a little of our journey gives thought to those in their future publishing quests.
You can still currently buy Cloud Riders from Amazon.com or contact me, Debbie at email@example.com