Publishing barely entered my mind when I started my first book. You wrote, edited and submitted your manuscript to a publishing house, then kept your fingers crossed, right? Well, I did that and by gosh my book was accepted. It was a small press, but what the heck- I was going to be published!
Wrong. The day before my release date, they advised me they were only going to handle religious books from then on. My book, A Blanket for Her Heart, didn’t qualify. Sue them for breach of contract? A small house- it wouldn’t have been worth the trouble.
I swallowed hard and sent my next book to a different publisher. They took that one and the sequel, and I was in heaven. Until the head of the publishing house absconded with everyone’s royalties.
My next publisher was recommended by a fellow author. They even promoted their author’s books. Wow, they sounded great. The book, Dangerous Decisions, my fourth, got rave reviews. This was great. Too good to be true? You got it. They have stopped advertising, and I haven’t seen a dime in royalties.
I had a fifth book almost ready to go out. What to do? I guess I’d been a little slow, but by that time the answer was obvious. I did what you have no doubt been waiting to hear. I decided to go the indie publishing route with ONLY EMMA.
Everything looked good. ONLY EMMA had a vulnerable but feisty heroine, beta reader feedback was enthusiastic, and the book was priced to sell. I blissfully set it up for Kindle sales on Amazon and set out to promote it.
Care to guess what happened? Bet you can’t. One of those charming creatures, a hacker, got into my computer. He also got into my Amazon author page, where he sabotaged the promotional blurb just as Amazon was introducing the book. Nice guy.
If you saw the doctored up blurb he created, I’m sure you thought I wrote like a two year old. (Actually, I’m just a bit older than that.) Please give the book a second chance. Here’s the blurb I actually wrote-
A tragic loss has colored Lissey’s world and closed her heart. When spunky little Emma sails into her life with her ever so annoying father, Jake, Lissey would love to claim the adorable child for her own. Jake’s reckless treatment of his daughter resonates against Lissey’s own pain.
When Jake entrusts Lissey with their special secret, she finds herself even more determined to protect Emma and, to her surprise, Jake as well. A few nights later, when he rows ashore in the moonlight just to see her, everything changes. But, can she keep Emma safe and trust the man with her heart?
It’s only $ 0.99! Try it now- ONLY EMMA on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Only-Emma-RC-Bonitz-ebook/dp/B01G5Z4RJS/
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