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June Book News

This is my blog, so I get to put my big news first. Absolute Liability is having its final cold reads, and ARCs have gone out to reviewers! The copyright application is in progress, and I’m about to start interior formatting and cover finalization. I plan to have it on the market by July 1.

After having published Charlotte Collins, I wondered how I would feel about book two. Would I be as excited and nervous as I was before?

The answer is yes. I am just as excited and nervous as before!

In other news:

  • J. K. Rowling has done something brilliant. For years, she refused to allow eBook versions of her Harry Potter books, making her one of the most pirated authors ever. Recently, she announced that she would self-publish them. Brilliant!
  • Summer has apparently brought a general slowdown to the book market. There’s a lot of speculation going on about why and what this means for the eBook industry. Is the market saturated? Is the boom over? I don’t think so. Everything, including paperback sales, seems to have slowed. It’s not just eBooks. I think people are just out doing summer activities, not reading. I’m going to ride it out.
  • If you’re an Austen sequel author, keep an eye on Mary Simonsen, Marilyn Brant, and Abigail Reynolds. They are all self-publishing now. Learn from their techniques.

4 thoughts on “June Book News

  1. Jennifer, I love that cover. I was told by my editor at Sourcebooks that summer is the doldrums for selling books even in a good economy, so everyone think positive thoughts about A Wife for Mr. Darcy that will be released on July 1. Best of luck with your second launch. You’re off to a good start.

  2. That’s really good to know, Mary. You are welcome to promote A Wife for Mr. Darcy here if you’d like. 🙂

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