Some Write It Hot

September 21, 2010

Welcome To The Revolution by Evanne Lorraine

The revolution of Ebooks is the one on my mind.

A couple of different posts caught my interest lately. One from Josh Lanyon How to pick a publisher. The other from JA Konrath’s Newbie’s Guide to Publishing On Beyond EBooks.

These topics may look unrelated, but they dovetailed for me. Mr. Lanyon talks about why he works with a publisher, Mr. Konrath talks about why he doesn’t.

I don’t pretend to be in their sales rankings, or income brackets. Though I’d like to be, so I follow these very different success stories.

Both sides of the unofficial debate appeal to me. I’ve learned more from editors about writing than from any class, craft book, or workshop. I’m painfully aware I do not turn out flawless prose. An editor’s, and a copy editor’s, applied skills make me look good and they make my stories look even better.

On the other hand, not every story that pops into my head fits neatly into established publisher guidelines. Where are all the WWII erotic romances? People still watch Gone With The Wind, there have to be at least one or two who would enjoy a shifter story set in the early 1940′s.

Thus, A Scarlet Past began to unfold in my head before I’d finished A Taste of Scarlet .

A Taste of Scarlet is scheduled for release in January from Loose Id with the cooperation and amazing effort of a professional editorial team. (Sorry, you’ll have to wait for a peek at the cover).

A Scarlet Past, is scheduled for release this November direct to Kindle via Amazon’s digital platform. Luckily, I have help. The release will include excepts from Amber Green and an original short story from DA Kentner.

Frankly, I don’t expect to make a lot of money from the story. If it pays for the cover art — thank you Stella Price I’ll be thrilled. Working with Amber and DA will be a blast and I’m bound to learn something–always a pleasure.

How do you feel about the e-publishing revolution? Are you still clinging to dead tree books or are you embracing digital titles?

13 Comments »

  1. Frankly, I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age but once there I embraced the change. I will always be a traditional book lover as my library attests. What can I say? I love the feel and smell of a book in my hands. But I also own a Kindle which I am rapidly filling. I need editorial input and don’t think I would ever be brave enough to go it alone. But then, I don’t write as well as you. Good luck!

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — September 21, 2010 @ 04:55 | Reply

    • I hear you Debbie, technology is always a love/hate affair for me! But book lust pushed me into the e-reader market. 😉

      Comment by dangerouslysexy — September 21, 2010 @ 07:40 | Reply

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  4. You know I’m totally digital, babe!

    Great post, look forward to seeing your title pop up on my Kindle in November.

    Comment by Ellie Writes Too — September 21, 2010 @ 06:18 | Reply

    • Thanks Ellie you’re a true 21st century woman!

      Comment by dangerouslysexy — September 21, 2010 @ 07:41 | Reply

  5. I love books. To curl up with a good book is a dream come true for me. BUT when ebooks came out so many years ago, I knew what the future was going to. I have no problem moving into the digital world of publishing. If you’re a winner you bend and sway with the times and Evanne, you’re doing this perfect. You’re giving your readers new worlds to explore and opening the way for readers who are looking for something different.

    Comment by Judith Leger — September 21, 2010 @ 06:52 | Reply

  6. Books have been a part of my life forever. The change to digital text was amazingly easy. Now, I look at print books with fond memories, but I don’t buy them. 😉

    Comment by dangerouslysexy — September 21, 2010 @ 07:44 | Reply

  7. I have to admit I enjoy both. I love the convenience of digital books. I can throw my ebook reader in my purse and read whatever strikes my fancy at that moment. For travelling there’s nothing better. But I do have to admit every now and then I like to just curl up with a paperback in my hands. Plus I read like crazy and couldn’t possibly support my habit,LOL, so I take a lot of books out of the library and they just don’t have a great selection of ebooks yet.

    Comment by Lauren Fraser — September 21, 2010 @ 09:56 | Reply

    • Free is my favorite price too, Lauren 🙂 But, I’m addicted to my Kindle.

      Comment by dangerouslysexy — September 21, 2010 @ 11:18 | Reply

  8. Nice one, Evanne. I agree, e-publishing opens the door for many kinds of books to reach readers eager for something different, something more. I love the convenience and speed at which I can find and buy a book I want.

    Comment by Jadette Paige — September 21, 2010 @ 11:00 | Reply

    • Love instant gratification, the selection is fabulous too. 😉

      Comment by dangerouslysexy — September 21, 2010 @ 11:18 | Reply

  9. I began writing just as E-publishing began to come out of the woodwork and seek recognition. Being a true geek at heart, I embraced it from the beginning.

    Comment by Cate Chase — September 22, 2010 @ 05:05 | Reply


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