I’m just going to get out of the way really quickly here because Connie Brockway, one of my favorite writers, has some news. So, without further ado, here’s our newest AAR interview with the author.
Connie, you’ll notice no headline or teaser giving away your news, so what’s up?
I’m going rogue, Sandy. Heading over the wall. Striking out for uncharted territory. Boldly going where (only a few thousand) have gone before! Which is my long-winded way of saying that the next book and very probably the next two full-length historical romance novels I write will be available solely as eBooks.
Though in the interest of full disclosure, I will be part of collaboration from Avon out in 2012.
So, what are the major reasons that you’re making the change?
Oh, there’s reasons a-plenty. First off, the contract I was offered was not good either monetarily and elsewise, the elsewise being in terms of eBooks. It doesn’t take too much business acumen to look at recent eBook sales history and project that eBook readers aren’t going to pony up the same amount for an eBook, that exists only as a virtual entity, as a paper book which costs substantially more to produce (printing, shipping, warehousing, distribution, covers etc.) Or if they do, they aren’t going to do it often. And if the publishers set the price too high, it’s the authors that lose the most. I hate losing.