Published Authors

A place for budding and experienced authors to share ideas about publishing and marketing books
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  Featured MembersFeatured Members  ArticlesArticles  

Share
 

 'Garden of Heaven' published

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Malcolm
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
Malcolm

Number of posts : 1504
Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : Georgia

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 1:26 pm

This novel is a hybrid. By that, I mean that the e-book (available on OmniLit) was published by Vanilla Heart Publishing, and the trade paperback (available on Amazon) was self-published by CreateSpace.

Why? Well, print-on-demand results in non-competitive retail prices compared to offset printing. So, I have an 808-page paperback that sells for $24.50. Needless to say, big-name authors are selling hardbacks for less than that.

On the other hand, the playing field is more level in the world of e-books where "Garden of Heaven" is only $5.99 on OmniLit. So the big, 240,500-word novel is done and I can now focus on something a bit shorter.

Curious. Then head out to my website at www.gardenofheaven.net

I began this novel in 1993 and wondered if it would ever be finished. Now, I need a bottle of Champagne or some Scotch or maybe both.

Malcolm
Back to top Go down
http://www.conjurewomanscat.com
dkchristi
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
dkchristi

Number of posts : 8594
Registration date : 2008-12-29
Location : Florida

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 4:19 pm

I know that feeling! I started Arirang: The Bamboo Connection in 1981 and published it in 2006. Maybe Shelagh can set up a table for the long suffering authors with epic novels.....:-)

By the way, some small presses or moving toward ebook only....your system may catch on.
Back to top Go down
http://www.dkchristi.webs.com
Malcolm
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
Malcolm

Number of posts : 1504
Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : Georgia

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 7:05 pm

Epic novels: yep, not a lot of call for them. The good thing about e-books is that people don't feel like they're making a major purchase when they buy that epic. :-)

Malcolm
Back to top Go down
http://www.conjurewomanscat.com
Abe F. March
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
Abe F. March

Number of posts : 10697
Registration date : 2008-01-26
Age : 80
Location : Germany

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 10:25 pm

Congratulations Malcolm. I'd be pleased to join you in the celebration. I'll toast you tonight.
Back to top Go down
Carol Troestler
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
Carol Troestler

Number of posts : 3827
Registration date : 2008-06-07
Age : 81
Location : Wisconsin

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyFri Jun 18, 2010 8:22 am

Congratulations Malcolm. You encourage me to keep writing.

Carol
Back to top Go down
http://www.authorsden.com/ctroestler
Malcolm
Five Star Member
Five Star Member
Malcolm

Number of posts : 1504
Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : Georgia

'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published EmptyFri Jun 18, 2010 10:15 am

Thank you, Abe and Carol!
Back to top Go down
http://www.conjurewomanscat.com
Sponsored content




'Garden of Heaven' published Empty
PostSubject: Re: 'Garden of Heaven' published   'Garden of Heaven' published Empty

Back to top Go down
 
'Garden of Heaven' published
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Published Authors :: Authors and Books :: Books-
Jump to: