July 2011

Summer Catalogue Now Available

Ah, summer – with the long weekends starting, it’s time to slow things down – just a little. We’ve had a lot going on this year so far, new website, new authors signed, new releases, new marketing materials, and lots of new readers and fans. Sales continue to grow for us every month, and we couldn’t be more pleased now that digital reading is really starting to come out of the fringe and into the mainstream.

But it’s time to slow things down a little – we know that book sales generally slow down in the early summer and we’re fine with that. It’s time for us all to take a little break. We won’t have any new releases till the fall, but when that comes around, watch out – there will be a ton of them!

In the meantime, feel free to download our new catalogue which outlines some of our recent releases and provides some teasers for books coming in the fall.

Enjoy your summer…

Once The Novel is Done…

This is a link to a short post by Ellen L. Ekstrom, one of our authors. I thought it accurately captured that feeling that authors must have after they finish a novel. Enjoy…

In Between Trains…

I finished the final editing of “Tallis’ Third Tune” yesterday, late afternoon.  As it always happens after I finish a novel, I’m feeling lost, without sea legs.  I’ve forced myself not to look at the work until this evening – one last look before it goes to the publisher.

Letting go of the novel is almost as emotional as watching my children go out the door.  These novels are my children.  I’ve breathed life into characters that eventually took on personae of their own, lived with me, slept with me, drove me crazy at times, but I love them all the same.

What to do in the next act?

Other than finish proofing the backlist, I have two choices – two stories that I’ve started and want to finish.  They were interrupted by “Tallis,” which all of a sudden took over and became a force of its own.

I think I’ll take that bench over there and wait for the next novel…

Blessings,

E