Short but sweet post today. I have a lot to say and a dearth of time, but rest assured there will be much more on this subject later.
As of December 12, 2018, the Catalyst Moon series will no longer be published by Inkitt. I will be self-publishing book 3 and taking complete control (back) over books 1 & 2. Inkitt has elected to no longer publish ebooks, but rather focus all of their efforts on an immersive reading app they are developing. That was not the direction I wanted to take for my work, so we have parted ways. This is an amicable situation and I wish Inkitt the best of luck, but my own career is my priority.
This was an unexpected change. I’m both apprehensive and excited to set off on my own. I feel like this is a turning point in my professional career and am optimistic for the future of my series, my author brand, and my development as a writer/author. That being said, there’s a lot to think about – and do – so here’s a brief rundown of my action plan:
- edit book 3
- acquire a cover for book 3
- figure out KDP/Amazon in order to…
- publish book 3
- revamp my author page/blog to one that humans can navigate
- revamp the covers for books 1 & 2, and possibly #3, depending on how “economical” the initial cover is. In an ideal world, I’d get a gorgeous cover for #3 and use the same designer for the rest of the series, but I think that might take longer than I’m willing to wait before #3 comes out.
There’s more to do, of course, [coughmarketingcough], but this is where my focus is atm.
Other than share this development, my aim for this post is to let y’all know that if anyone wants an ARC copy (and eventually a free published copy) of Catalyst Moon #3, please let me know! (firstname.lastname@example.org) I don’t know how long it will take to get book 3 on Amazon, but I do know that many of you have been waiting for a year or more! So please drop me a line if you’re interested. 🙂 Please also let me know your thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, or whatever else you feel like sharing on this subject!
And don’t worry. Storytelling is the reason I’m on this earth. There will always be obstacles, but there’s a fire in my heart that cannot be extinguished.
Take care and stay awesome,
PS: I’m not really a visual artist, but I’ve been having fun with the whole glitch art trend as you can see here:
If you’re into this, check me out on Instagram! @lalogawrites