A shout out to Write Life Press who published In Good Faith
I appreciate the efforts of Write Life for their authors and their books. My own experience was not stellar and the challenge with In Good Faith is that it’s the middle book in a five book series. Something I had not considered when I submitted it to Write Life in the first place.
Has Write Life evolved? Absolutely, even in the last three years. And I would argue that many indie publishers have evolved and found better ways to communicate and better approaches to their businesses.
Do I still like indie publishers? Yes I do. Choose a publisher that fits your personality and your needs. Some publishers are great at author communication and helping with promotion, and some just produce the book and the author is responsible for promotion – but with far more restrictions than if you published the book yourself.
If you are working on a series, keep that in mind when you offer up your book to a publisher. One thing I learned was a series is an all or nothing proposition. If the first works out, and the publisher is happy, then you can continue that relationship.
If the first book in your series is not a hit, or if the publishing experience is not satisfactory, do wrestle it away from that publisher as quickly as you can and launch the whole group yourself. It’s what I did with the Real Estate Diva Mysteries. But I can’t create a box set, because that middle one, a book I really like by the way, is with someone else.
Write Life is a great publisher – but not for this series. Learn from me!