For anyone who follows my blog, which aren’t many, you know I’m going through a transition. Back in 2014, I signed my first Excalibur book with Creativia Publishing. At that time, it was the best thing I did. I loved Creativia and their authors. That’s how I met Julie Northup and Marnie Cate. Hi ladies!
I eventually moved all my books under them. Even my short stories. Which was great. Back then. But, not now. The problem? Creativia was changing. They were adding more authors, getting bigger than I liked and it seemed all my books kept being put on FREE promotions. You can’t make any money from FREE!
I was getting dissatisfied. Truthfully? I became complacent. I left everything up to them. Why pay for promotion when I only received a small percentage? Which I’m not getting into now. I wasn’t the only one getting restless. So were Julie and Marnie.
Long story short. Yeah, like that can happen with writers. Julie approached me about starting our own publishing house. We named it Norns Triad Publications. Cool, huh?
Since Creativia publishes under Amazon Select, which I hate, I had to give them a 90-day notice to unpublish my books. Which I did the 1st of October. I only requested my short stories and my Excalibur books. So, on January 1st, 2018, the rights would be returned to me, and I could publish them through Norns. WooHoo!
Toward that end, I started editing, again, The Secret of Excalibur, which will be, hopefully, published under Norns the first two weeks of 2018. The Revenge of Excalibur is to follow a week or two later. Which got me thinking about my book covers. I loved the cover for Revenge at the time, but now I’ve seen the same male character’s face everywhere. He does have very striking features. What did I expect from using stock photos? Sigh. Funny thing? I don’t normally like blond-haired guys. I prefer them dark and broody.