I decided it was time to take the plunge. I had the edited manuscripts for a couple of my older titles. One was going to need some rewriting. The other one was a bit dated, too, having been written in the mid-1980s before cell phones and portable computers became don’t-leave-home-without-them appliances, but it still worked.
I read through all of the formatting requirements and reformatted the manuscript, and read over the cover requirements. Fortunately, I’m a web designer as well as an author; I’ve been using Photoshop to design banners, headers, and other web graphics for years. Making a cover wasn’t too hard.
Then I loaded it up, told a few people about it, posted about it on my Facebook page, and… A few people actually bought copies of it.
No, it’s not a bestseller by any stretch, but it has sold at a nice steady pace of about a dozen copies a month for the last few months. I’m not going to get rich that way. But those are all bonus sales. It wasn’t getting any sales at all when it was out of print.
Karen McCullough is the author of ten published novels in the mystery, romantic suspense, and fantasy genres and has won numerous awards, including an Eppie Award for fantasy. Her most recent releases are A GIFT FOR MURDER, published in hardcover by Five Star/Gale Group Mysteries, HEART OF THE NIGHT, from Red Rose Publishing and available as an ebook from most sources, and the re-released ebook of A QUESTION OF FIRE. She invites visitors to check out her home on the web at http://www.kmccullough.com/ and her site for the Market Center Mysteries series, http://www.marketcentermysteries.com/.