Thursday, April 26, 2018

Facelift. win some, you lose some.

And my October 2017 release was a flop.

It makes me sad, because it was 2.5 years in the making, and I poured my heart and soul into that story. I adore the characters, I adore the storyline. I adore the motley crew of friends, I adore the setting. All of it. TOTALLY ADORE IT. But alas....nobody is biting.

This is how the writing biz is. Sometimes you write a winner, sometimes you write a loser. Sometimes you write a loser, and everybody and their dog buy a copy, and other times you write a winner, but give it a weird name that readers find off-putting and confusing, and then you slap a cover on it that looks good to you, but translates to more of a YA read, when it actually isn't and...

A turd in the punchbowl that is my career.

You have yourself a flop.

The author game is hard. D*mn hard, whether you have an agent or not, whether or not you're traditionally published or not, all of it is hard, and nobody can tell whether or not a book is going to be well received.

Lucky for you guys, I am not one to give up easily. Because I love these characters, and because I love the storyline, and because I love the setting, and because I love the motley crew of friends, I am not giving up.........I'm just giving my book-baby a facelift.

New cover: more focused on the sexy contemporary romance. CHECK.

New title: something more conducive with the adult romance genre and easier to remember and search. CHECK.

Here is the result of said re-vamp. What do you think? We'll see if it equals an uptick in sales. It's an experiment in marketing.....let me introduce you to: About That Summer. (Every Summer Has a Story, book 1)

Wish me luck, friends!