Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Please Welcome Romance Author, Mona Risk, Who Offers Her Views on a Trendy Topic
Mona Risk never thought that hazardous waste analysis would lead her to writing novels! When her Ph.D. and work in chemistry landed her international contracts to refurbish laboratories, she traveled to more than sixty countries on business or vacation. To relax from her hectic schedule, she avidly read romance novels and mentally plotted her own books. Eventually she left a successful scientific career to share with her readers the many stories brewing in her head. M. Risk likes to set her stories in the fascinating places she visited from exotic Belarus, and historical France, to the beaches of Greece, the monuments of Egypt and the mysterious Islands of Seychelles.
Mona speaks to us now on a trendy topic -
A new trend: Self-Publishing ebooks
by Mona Risk
Five years ago, the Romance Writers of America, RWA, refused to consider ebook- published authors on an equal foot with NY published authors. Two years ago, when Harlequin created its electronic-published book line, Carina Press, and then other NY publishers followed suit, RWA faced a monumental dilemma. They changed the wording of their regulations, declaring that they recognized ebooks providing they produced enough royalties to be taken seriously.
In the December 2011 issue of the Romance Writers Report, RWR, there is a whole survey dedicated to self-publishing ebooks. Now, RWA calls the new ebook revolution an exciting change in the industry.
Not only are ebooks invading the publishing market, but self-publishing is now very fashionable, with big names having a taste of it and publishing their backlist for prices as low as 99 cents.
I’ve uploaded two books on Smashwords and Amazon. Yes, it took time to thoroughly edit and format the manuscripts, and prepare book-covers that look attractive and professional, and finally upload text and pictures according to direction. But it’s all doable and I’m thrilled with the experience of self-publishing two romantic comedy novels, both offered at 99 cents.
The first one, NO MORE LIES, http://tinyurl.com/3lenmfd sold many more copies in two months than in two years at my publisher.
Tag line: A lie that brings a smile... or a truth drawing a tear?
Tag line: What’s a girl to do when she whispers another man’s name in her fiancé’s arms?
To find a fantastic list of ebooks at 99cents, please visit the
99cent eBOOKS blog
Please welcome Mona and offer your own thoughts on this trendy topic.