This post is for indie fiction authors… if you have a publisher, many of these things (pricing, review copies, etc) will not be under your control.
NEW AUTHOR OR NEW SERIES
CAUTION: If you’re launching a new romance series, but you’ve only ever published science fiction before… 1) use a penname (Amazon likes new pennames) and 2) be careful about using your current fanbase to launch the book – your also-boughts will be filled with science fiction! Not the way to reach romance readers. If the genres are close, I would use your current fanbase for reviewers. If they aren’t close, starting from scratch is probably best.
Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German, and featured in several anthologies. Susan has been indie publishing since 2011, but she’s not an indie rockstar or a breakout success—she’s one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. Her self-publishing books are based on her personal experience in self-publishing genre fiction—she hopes they will help her writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing… and not only survive, but thrive.
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