- Penelope Pembroke and the Bogus Biker
- Penelope Pembroke and the Stubborn Schoolhouse Spirit
- Penelope Pembroke and the Feedstore Floozy
- Penelope Pembroke and the Possum Hollow Hullabaloo
- Penelope Pembroke and the Larcenous Legacy
- Penelope Pembroke and Sam's Song
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- Format Your eBook for Kindle in One Hour by Derek J. Canyon
- eBook Cover Success: A Step-by-Step Process to Create Your eBook Cover by Shelley Hitz
- How to Sell More Books on Amazon: Top Strategies for Selling Books and Kindle Books on Amazon and Maximizing Your Profits by Dana Lynn Smith (The Savvy Bookmarketer)
- The Beginners Guide to eBooks by Gary McLaren
- The Newbie's Guide to Publishing by J.A. Konrath
- Smashwords Book Marketing by Mark Coker
- How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months by John Locke
- The Complete Guide to SELF-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier
- Publish Your Own eBooks (free weekly newsletter which I recommend)
- The Savvy Bookmarketer Newsletter (free--highly recommend this source for all types of publishing information--you can check the archives for articles on epublishing)
I AM a fan of small independent publishers who do POD for print and have an eBook catalogue. I've had a happy association with The Wild Rose Press for four books and hope someday to have more. (If you write romance, check out this author-friendly publisher with wonderful editors and savvy business practices--they are flourishing!)
So why am I experimenting with independent epublishing? Consider:
- Penelope Pembroke doesn't fit the romance guidelines for TWRP, which is where I'd send them if they did.
- Six books equates to AT LEAST six years of queries, submissions, edits, galleys, and all those things which give birth to the finished book. By the time #6 came out (assuming I found a publisher for them), those who had read the first ones would have forgotten them. By independently publishing them, I can have all six up at the same time...offer the first one free...and hopefully hook the readers of #1 to want the other five!
- In addition, I have a whole series of stories geared for children, teens, and young adults, which I can offer in small increments--half a dozen per volume, for example;and I have one full-length adult novel which doesn't seem to fit any subgenre.
Again, I don't expect to become rich and famous--just enjoy myself--and perhaps make some good sales along the way...