Le sigh, I finally bit the bullet and made an executive decision to park most of my titles under one pen name, mostly because doing all those nasty but unavoidable tasks like branding, marketing and promotion was exhausting. And ultimately unproductive.
One of my favoritest books (and many claim to be my best) is MIA, gone gone gone into the empty spaces, at the bottom of the pond, wallowing. It has wonderful reviews (25 on the Zon, way more on Goodreads), but sales aren’t just flat, they’re non-existent. Roman (Saints and Sinners) by Kennedy Streath—yeah, that one, the one you never heard of. I still get requests for book 2, but there’s little incentive to invest my limited resources in that project at this time.
Ditto Points on a Curve (Diane Nelson), a M/F sports romance that guys seem to like (and boy howdy do they rave over the basketball court scenes and the suspense). That has a bit more of an audience (thank you audiobooks), but on a sliding scale it’s still way down there.
So I switched gears. I went through the documents, editing and tidying up, spit-polishing to make sure all meet professional publishing standards, had my graphics artist (Sessha Batto) redo the covers (Nya Rawlyns writing as blah-blah), and cast a beady eye on how best to make the transition toward that most elusive beast … discoverability.
Yes, yes … I’m making an announcement here, but I think more is needed. I’ve opted to go against the grain (always, it’s my thang) and hitch my caboose (don’t start) to KDP Select/KU and hope that borrows will work a bit of magic toward my goal of…
Hey, look—Nya does M/F RomComs! And Supernatural paranormal!
So here’s today’s tahdah, and I promise there will soon be a special offer for a print copy of Roman (after I work out how to handle shipping and whatnot without the risky posting of personal info on a public website—I do worry about that stuff).
So, without further ado, these titles are new-to-my-catalog, with links to my webpages so you can find out more (excerpts, reviews, buy links).
90 Day Rule Link
The Conference Link
Good for you! At first you thought about ditching Amazon, I believe. Now it looks like you’ve changed your mind. That’s okay. It’s a woman’s prerogative, you know. And that’s why I chose my name, because I still think it fits across several genres. Don’t care about the purists, and yes, I know they’re out there, but tough. Readers can see I write (or will write) many different things, and they’ll have more to choose from. Again, good for you for streamlining!
Thanks Scarlet, appreciate the support.