Monday, July 30, 2012

Lilith Mercury is making a comeback and a few things about self-publishing

Right now, I'm hard at work on preparing the next book in the series for re-release. Object of My Affection has been reformatted, has smokin' hot new cover art, and is now being re-edited. I will edit this several times before sending it to an editor who will then have another go at it.

For those who are wondering, yes, this will be a self-pub title. Object of My Affection is one of the books whose rights have reverted to me. All of these titles were previously published with a publisher. That sounds redundant, but you know what I mean. I don't want anyone assuming that I submitted it over and over and no one wanted it. Quite the opposite. I found a home for the Lilith series within four months of writing the first two books back to back.

As the contracts expire on these titles, I have chosen not to renew my agreement with the publisher. There are many reasons for this. Most importantly, I believe my choice to be a sound business decision. The books I've decided to publish on my own are/will be all professionally edited. Yet again, I'm only clearing up what some people might think of self-pub titles. These are not things that I wrote in my mother's basement and hurried to publish because my bestest friend said they rock. LOL Although, I do have my best friend's unending support. :)

I am also an artist, so I've chosen to do my own cover art for these titles. The cover art isn't something that was thrown together with a title slapped on it. These are images I felt conveyed the meaning of the story as well as looked great. Let's be honest, people really do judge books by their covers and I want mine to look as good as they possibly can.

My point is, I do this for a living and I've put a lot of time and effort into the process. I figured while I was giving an update on my projects, I might as well clear the air about some preconceived notions when it comes to self-publishing.

I will also be re-releasing Wicked City, in time for Halloween and everything. This story is an erotic paranormal by definition. However, it could also be considered futuristic urban fantasy. It was seriously fun to write and I cannot wait to share it with everyone again.

Object of My Affection should be ready to go sometime in the next few weeks. Wicked City is currently on the schedule for October.


Jessica Ann said...

Are you still planning on continuing with the Lilith Werewolf Hunter series?

Tracey H. Kitts said...

Yes, I am. :) Lilith has been on hold for a while, but I haven't abandoned the story. As soon as books 1-5 are re-released, I will begin work once more on book 6 and possibly at the same time 7. I'll have to see how things pan out. But yes, Lilith Mercury is still alive and well.

Thank you for asking. :D