I have dipped my toes in the waters of self publishing and started my life as a hybrid author. The idea is to drum up interest in the forthcoming traditionally published collection (Skin Deep Magic, Summer 2014) as well as my slim “backlist.”
It’s kind of addictive, seeing sales charts and having control over promotions and marketing. But I also like having the perks of traditional publishing.
Anyway, my inaugural piece in this exciting new gambit is available for free until the end of this week (March 14, 2014). If you enjoy it, please write a review.
I’m publishing a series of stories, called Variations, on the KDP Direct Program. It’s a series that plays with fairytale motifs, with flourishes of horror. The first piece, to be published soon, is called Fur & Gold. It was inspired by Tanith Lee, Angela Carter, the music of Bat for Lashes, the art of Jean Cocteau and transgressive fiction of Jean Genet.
The cover credits are as follows:
Kindle cover art designed and composited by Tom Drymon, drymondesign; images © shutterstock.com, © Nejron Photo, © Willyam Bradberry.
Look for Fur & Gold this Monday (March 3, 2014)!