Well, 2011 is nearly over. Just two more days and I can say buh-bye to a busy year. There were plenty of disappointments this year, especially with the closing of Sapphire Blue Publishing, but there have been lots of exciting things too, like becoming an independent consultant for Scentsy Wickless Candles (which are awesome, btw and if you want to check it out just go to http://www.cerianhebert.scentsy.us).
Because of SBP’s closing I had three manuscripts that needed a new home. I’m pleased to say one of them, Do Overs, was taken into the Still Moments Publishing family. Still Moments is a new publisher and I’m really excited being involved with at this level. I don’t have a release date yet, but as the details come I’ll make sure to share them.
Best Man is under consideration at another publisher, my fingers are tightly crossed because I want it happy and settled like any proud mama.
That leaves the last of the manuscripts that SBP had planned on releasing. Or re-releasing. Finally Home. For those who don’t know, Finally Home was originally published by Whiskey Creek Press. I wanted to give it new life with a new publisher. It’s not easy to find a publisher that will take on a previously pubbed manuscript, so now I’m wondering, what next?
Many of my fellow SBP authors have opted for self publishing with the manuscripts formerly pubbed with SBP and they have found it to be a successful venture. I know I’m not a marketing diva, so the thought is a little daunting. It would all be on me, but here I have a story that is basically all ready to go and I’m thinking of taking the plunge. It means I could sell it on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble amongst other places. I would just have to spread the word.
That’s what I’m wrestling with right now. Am I up for the task of making this work?
Can’t hurt to try, right?
So, with 2012 just a matter of days away I’m making a list of things I want to accomplish. From where I’m standing now I’m thinking it’s going to be an awesome year!