Self-Publish Plunge

tse-frontcov-500px1I finally took the plunge! Many traditionally published authors have self-published their backlist titles and/or unsold manuscripts as e-books, and now I’ve joined them in this exciting venture. Why not?

Before I started writing the Detective Jackson series, I wrote several standalone thrillers, both with medical themes. (I was a senior editor on a pharmaceutical magazine for years and medical information fascinates me!) I had a terrific agent for the stories, so I know they’re marketable, and it’s exciting to finally get them out for readers to enjoy.

The first, THE SUICIDE EFFECT, is on Kindle now for $2.99, but will soon be available as a print book, mostly through Amazon. Here’s the back cover copy:

When Sula overhears a shocking revelation about a drug being developed by her employer, she’s paralyzed with indecision. She desperately needs her job to gain the judge’s favor in a custody hearing for her son. Yet hundreds of patient lives could be at stake.
Two days later when the drug’s lead scientist disappears, Sula is compelled to search for the incriminating data. But Prolabs’ CEO is a desperate man determined to stop her. Can Sula get the proof and expose the drug’s fatal flaw before the CEO risks everything to silence her?

My early readers say this is a unique and compelling story with terrific characters. I hope you’ll check it out.
Very shortly, I’ll release a second thriller, THE BABY THIEF, a novel unlike any you’ve ever read. I’ll have more details when the book is ready.

What you do think? Am I crazy to do this? Have you self-published e-books?

  1. I don’t think you’re crazy OR you’re as crazy as I am.

    Check out J.A. Konrath’s almost daily diatribes on authors taking control of their ebook publications. While he has a huge following, which means he actually makes money selling ebooks for Kindle, many other writers are taking the same tack.

    I know you already so so, but use those Kindle forums as much as you can.

  2. I think it is a great idea. It is better than them sitting unread in a drawer. You wrote them to share, I am sure. The story sounds great, I am an ex nurse married to an ex Pharmacist. 🙂

  3. What else can we do? Wait until publishing dies and THEN worry about it? Go get ’em LJ.

    Scott Nicholson

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