Welcome to the Read Self-Published Month
I only started self-publishing in February of this year. Since then I make my own release schedule and I have complete creative control over all aspects of my books. And I love it!
If you don't know me, I'm Jeanne St. James and I write contemporary erotic romance. I've been published since 2009, but like I said above this year is the first year I'm self-publishing and I won't look back!
I currently have 5 books with a publisher (Loose Id, LLC) you can see my books here, but I now have 6 self-published (since FEBRUARY!) and quite a few more scheduled throughout 2017, including one short story that will be included in a box set where all the profits will go to the March of Dimes!
Click on the covers below to find out more about my self-published titles:
Here is a wonderful article on "Why Reading Self-Published Books is a Good Thing!" by C.E. Kilgore
Here are some great points from the above article:
" Self-published books are often priced lower or more competitively, because the self-published author has less overhead and can choose to set their own prices. This means that self-published books are a good bargain for readers, especially those avid readers who read more than one book a month"
"When you choose to purchase and read a self-published book, you are supporting an independent artist. In mainstream publishing, authors are often limited to the style, format and ideals they can present in a book intended for mass publication and marketing. Independent artists are able to color more freely outside the lines when it comes to style and content. This leads to an enrichment of literature through the conveyance of ideas, techniques, and even communities that may be underrepresented in mass market publication. When an author chooses to self-publish, there is no marketing team or profit margin to tell them ‘no’, that an idea is ‘too risky’, or that they should play it safe by trying to replicate what has worked in the past. When a reader chooses to read a self-published book, they are telling the industry that coloring outside the lines can lead to innovation and uniquely enjoyable stories."
"Self-published authors are also typically more available to connect with their readers through social media, email, and events. Self-published authors don’t often have marketing teams or a social media manager, so when you talk to them through Facebook or Twitter, you are speaking directly to the author. This helps build the reading community in general, as the authors are more open and available to answer questions, speak with fans, and take part in fun reader-oriented events like giveaways and charity raffles. Self-published authors are generally avid readers themselves, and love to talk about books and support the reader community."
That's it for now. So thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU for supporting self-published authors. We couldn't do it without YOU READERS (and your reviews)!
Here's a giveaway for you! Sign up to win a SIGNED paperback copy of one of my best-selling books Brothers in Blue: Marc (Brothers in Blue, bk 2):
JEANNE ST. JAMES is an erotic romance author who loves an Alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing since it gave her an escape from teenage angst! Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages.
She has a few new releases coming up in 2017. So keep an eye on her website at www.jeannestjames.com or sign up for her newsletter: http://www.jeannestjames.com/newslettersignup
Amazon Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/JeanneStJames
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