Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Guest Blog: Berengaria Brown: Why I Love---and Hate---Epublishing
Digital publishing is so much faster than traditional print publishing. That means I don’t have to wait a year for the next book in a series. As an author, it means I can publish more books faster. Also, as an author it means my books are never out of print. If someone discovers me, all my backlist is sitting there for them to look through.
As a reader, nothing is worse than spending hours on eBay trying to find a backlist book from a favorite author, and seeing that the shipping costs will be twice the price of the book itself. That never happens with epublishing.
What I hate:
Pirates. I understand (but don’t necessarily condone) a reader’s frustration when all their friends in one country are able to read the latest book in a series, but they, in some different country, have to wait weeks or even months for it to be released. But I don’t understand the people who don’t even try to buy a book legally, but automatically go to a pirate site and download the book, which they proceed to give to all their friends, who give it to all their friends, who…
Honey, if no one pays to read this book, I’m a lot less likely to ever write the next one in that series.
On a related note, I’m gradually indie publishing books for which I’ve reclaimed my rights. Some are out of contract, some were with a publisher that closed, and others are books that I’ve decided weren’t a good match for the publisher who originally had them. Along with that, I’m bundling some books together and making anthologies of two or three or four shorter stories.
So now I have print books, audio books, ebooks, and self-published books. Which, I guess, explains why I write so many different genres. I like to try out everything.
Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (magic, ghosts, vampires, fairies, dragons, and werewolves), futuristic, medieval, and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man, three men/one woman…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.
“Romance: From Sweet to Kinky”
Kinky: Dinner Delights: Krystal and Troy have been work friends for a long time and are seat partners at a company function. On the dance floor they realize it is time to take their friendship to the next level. There follows a night of hot and heavy sex. By the next morning they realize it is time to move up yet another level—to permanent lovers.
Sweet: Taming my Welsh Dragon: Anwen Llewelyn works for a Temporary Office Replacement Agency as she is the designated driver for her elderly neighbor, John.
Gareth Caldwell is one of the partners at her new job and he’s immediately attracted to her slender, dark good looks, but can’t understand why, when she is so obviously an incompetent worker.
Anwen doesn’t know why she is attracted to a man with a bad temper. And a partner is a long way out of her reach.
Hot: Tasting the Holidays: Marianne is addicted to all things Christmas. She's also addicted to the totally yummy James, but he just doesn't understand the importance of the holiday. Is he teachable?
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