Speaking of reissuing, an interesting blog by Diana Urban discusses how to relaunch a series. She interviews author Colleen Gleason who obtained the rights to her Vampire Hunter series from her publisher. Gleason reveals how she breathed new life into her books through self-publishing, and describes the promotion strategies she used to make that happen. It’s really quite helpful and certainly doable.
Back when I planned to self-publish my two Alex Bellamy mysteries, the prospect of self-publishing seemed daunting because there were so many tasks involved in production process. Happily, access to information and assistance is far more readily available than it was twenty years ago. So are distribution and promotion opportunities, and thank heaven for the technology that keeps me from having to learn a whole new complex, software program to produce a book.
I see more self-publishing in my future, although I don’t a date set in mind. Honestly, I think it will be a hugely exciting venture, but to do it the way I want, I’ll need to write a few more books and build a large catalog of review and blogging possibilities. I’ve started, but I have a long way to go.