Today’s post comes to us from Christina Ledbetter. Today Christina reacts to an NPR piece she heard a few weeks ago, and how self-publishing opens the door to getting more of the right eyes on your work.
Where’d You Put That Ethnic Romance Novel?
As a writer, I realize I should listen to artsy music and probably have a drinking problem, but as it turns out, I tune in to public radio and enjoy only one (maybe one and a half) glass(es) of wine a night. Think of it as my favor to you all. You can listen to folk tunes and play along on your ukulele while sipping straight vodka, and I’ll enjoy hangover-free Saturdays and listen to National Public Radio to bring you the scoop on interesting writing news.
A few weeks ago NPR reported some good news for the ethnic romance novel (think online publishing and how much easier it is to find ethnic romance novels now that they aren’t hidden away in the African American corner of a Barnes and Noble).
This is a major bonus of publishing online, not just for the ethnic romance novel, but for the Christian science fiction thriller and the historical Swedish zombie adventure, too. See, now you have the option of selling through various channels under more than one appropriate heading. Today you can sell your ethnic romance novel under the romance and ethnic heading, ensuring the right readers land eyes on your work.
It seems like a small change, but it’s huge for writers specializing in specific genres. It also gives writers a little something more to think about, now that you not only have the job of writing a book, but also must decide what categories your book falls under.
If you’ve always had a unique idea about a book you’d like to pen, it’s a great time to open up an empty Word doc and find out what happens when you actually do place a Swedish zombie in the year 1396. And when you’re finished, Kbuuk will be here to help you sell it. Sign up for your account today, and start your self-publishing journey now.