Why I'm Considering Crowd Funding a New Series
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It’s a great question and one I’m happy to oblige.
I’ve been published with small press publishers since 2013 and the money you make is utter peanuts. I’m serious. I don’t expect to make a living off of this, but I expect to be paid my worth. They also lack the budget for marketing and well, sometimes the editors they hire are… well, they should probably not be editing for publishers. That’s about the kindest way I can put it. The only other 2 small press publishers I would work with in a heartbeat, do not work with this genre.
I don’t know of any NY publisher that would be interested in this series, and frankly, I’m not willing to sacrifice my voice for anyone. That doesn’t mean I don’t like NY publishers because I do. In fact, I’m writing a series I’m hoping to pitch to one soon.
This series has been in the works since 2010 and I’ve slowly chipped away at it. I know there’s a market for it. A niche one, but it will still have an audience.
So, I will ask this question again, as you will now have more information about what my motivations are.
Would you sponsor an author in a crowd funding campaign if it meant you’d get first dibs on a brand new series and swag?
P.S. I have a brand new paranormal romance novella coming out soon, and a historical romance this autumn. I will reveal a new cover soon, too. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get the early reveal. The link is below.
Much love to you all!