Yasmine Goes Indie, Part 1
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
So things are settling down as I find my rhythm, and I thought it would be a good time to talk about the changes I’m making. I’ve been fielding a lot of questions, and while I don’t have all the answers, I’m learning lot more each day. Going indie as an author throws a definite learning curve, but I’m a quick study and I’m spending a lot of time reading and listening. I found a number of talented mentors and frankly, I may be a little scared, but I’m also excited about this new venture.
I’m going to answer some basic questions in a series of blog posts here. So, to get started:
Q: Why did you decide to go indie?Posted in Writing | 13 Comments »
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
Just a few random thoughts…
I have received so MANY supportive emails from readers since I announced that I was going indie, and I thank everybody who wrote. Seriously, reader support makes or breaks an author and I’m grateful that you guys will follow me on this new path. It means more books, better prices on e-books, a better return for me, more freedom for me as a writer, and I hope more worlds you’ll enjoy exploring. It’s a lot of work, and your encouragement helps so much.
I get a lot of wonderful fan support but today I got a letter that really made me smile. Not going into it, don’t want to divulge the contents but let’s just say…it warms my heart when I hear someone telling me that I had a great impact on his/her life and that my writing has helped them with their own struggles. I’ve heard that a number of times over the years, and it really brings a bright spot to my day.Posted in Writing | 4 Comments »
EARTHBOUND RELEASE DAY!
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 9 am by Yasmine Galenorn
EARTHBOUND, an Otherworld Novella, releases today!
When Camille, Menolly, and Delilah D’Artigo are reassigned Earthside, they have no clue of what to expect. Getting situated in a new world, figuring out where they’re going to live, and what they’re going to do is an adventure in itself. Return to the beginning, as the adventure begins when the D’Artigo Sisters walk through the portals to their new home for the very first time!
Available now, in e-format only, on:
A few other things:
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So, it’s been awhile…
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
I’m alive…it’s just that I’ve been really busy getting things in order, starting the shift to focus on the indie side…am working on Fury Rising, which I plan to have available in June. I’m almost ready to make a release announcement for EARTHBOUND: an Otherworld Novella (it’s done and processing). 😉 And I’m just getting things straightened away. So tell me happy things–what have you been up to?Posted in Writing | 15 Comments »
Book News in a Big Way
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 4 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
It has been a long past couple of years. More downs than ups, but I have finally made several decisions that I think are the right ones for me. I have been a traditionally published author for twenty years this month, and I’ve seen an amazing number of changes come and go as the industry has crumbled, evolved, and changed.
I’ve reached the point where my career must change with it — either that or it will become something I don’t want it to be.
So I’m both nervous and excited to announce a shift in direction. I will be going mostly indie as an author. My current publisher is changing directions, and looking for genres of work that I don’t write. And I really don’t want to shift what I love to write in order to stay there. I love paranormal and I love writing series, and so I have decided to strike out on my own.
So, Yasmine, you ask. What does this mean?
Well, it means I can write what I want, I can write more books, and I can make them available sooner. Best of all, I will be able to continue Whisper Hollow and Fly By Night and Otherworld (because right now, I can’t do that with Berkley). I can continue to write about the characters I love, and I can write short or long depending on what the story requires. It also means that — for my e-book readers — prices will be more affordable on the books that I self-publish.
So, I am committing myself to continuing the Whisper Hollow series on my own after SHADOW SILENCE comes out. I hope to write at least three more books in that series. I will be writing the new Fury Unbound series and I plan at least six books in that series. I am committing to write at least three more books in the Fly By Night series. I will also be writing various short stories, novellas, etc., as I decide, and eventually–I have other ideas for new books/new worlds that I hope to write. It will take a little time to figure out my schedule, so please bear with me.
In addition, the last three Otherworld series books are coming from Diversion Publishing in 2017, 2018, and 2019. And the Lily Bound Series — starting with SOULJACKER in 2017 — will also be coming from Diversion.
So, Yasmine, where will we be able to get these books?
Well, here’s the thing. The books will be fully available in e- book for most formats including Kindle, nook, kobo, and iTunes. This is the best way to start reading me and I know some of you are not happy about this, but it is simply the way things are going. Trust me, I love reading print books but I am teaching myself how to read e-books and I am thoroughly enjoying the lower price point. I think this will serve both my readers and me much better, because as an indie, I earn more per sale even as my readers get to enjoy the books for a lower price. E-books are just as real as print, the story is all there.
For those of you who love print, though, we will make them available in paperback format, however the paperbacks will be trade size — the only size available as an option — and they will be at a significantly higher price point than my mass-market paperbacks. There’s no option on either one of these facts. You will most likely NOT be able to find them in stores so the BEST way to know when my books are available is to sign up for my newsletter and actually read it when it comes out. 😉
I will do my best to make the books available in audio as well but the audio will take extra time, however to figure out and set up, so don’t hold your breath. We’ll do what we can as fast as we can without compromising quality or our sleep.
One of the important things to remember is that everything evolves and changes, and it is vital to be able to change and be flexible. Every industry on this planet has shifted in one way or another over the years, so publishing is no different than any other business. I have enjoyed my time at Berkley, and I really appreciate my editor there — Kate Seaver — but the fact is Berkley and I are going into different directions this point. I am very grateful to my agent, Meredith Bernstein, who has had and still has my back. If a good deal came up with another traditional publisher, I would probably take it but I am committed to my indie career as well. Unless I feel that I have found the right niche, I’m on a new adventure. One that I hope my readers will happily embark on with me.
The Reading Order of My Books/Series
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
The definitive guide to reading order of my books. Reading OrderPosted in Writing | 1 Comment »
Announcement–Books ‘n Stuff!
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
I realize I haven’t put up a blog in awhile but I was on the deadline from hell and I’m just starting to recover. I’ll have more audio blogs to come but wanted to just get this out for you!
I have a big announcement. So far, I’ve dipped my toes in the indie side of being a hybrid author in little ways—a few shorts here and there. Now, I’m ready to wade in deeper. And so, I am announcing that I’m coming out with a new series—the Fury Unbound series, starting THIS June. Yes, 2016!
This will be a full indie series with yes, me as the publisher.
The first book will be FURY RISING.
By day, Kaeleen Donovan reads fortunes and casts hexes at Dream Wardens, a magical consulting shop run by her employer, sorcerer Jared Aerie. But by night, Kaeleen is a bounty hunter for the Furies, oath-bound to balance the order when it gets out of whack.
When Jared’s fiancée is murdered by a Ker demon, the Furies enlist Kaeleen for the job. Ker demons inflict chaos and pain wherever they touch, and they can only be summoned-they never randomly enter the physical world. In fact, they are so dangerous that the Sorcerers Guild forbids any member from invoking them. As Kaeleen’s hunt deepens, she discovers that the Ker was summoned by the Order of the Black Mist-a secret society. Now, Kaeleen must not only corral and destroy the Ker, but she must discover who the Order of the Black Mist is, what they are planning, and how to stop them before they become a threat to the entire magical underground.
These books will be available primarily in e-format, though we will make a trade-sized paperback option available (the only option we can). BUT…they will not be available in bookstores like my traditionally published material. You will have to order them online. Be aware, trade size does cost more than mass market, but the e-books will be priced around $3.99-4.99 for full novels. At this time, there isn’t any pre-order available, but…I would LOVE for my Moon Stalkers to spread the word–I want this series to rock, and I think you’ll love it.
So yay! New books from me. MORE books from me because I’ll be on my own time schedule.
(And yes, I am still going to publish EARTHBOUND—the Otherworld novella about when the sisters first come over to Earthside. Look for that in May).
Other notes on releases (there will be at least one more added to this list this year):
May 24, 2016: Earthbound (Nightqueen Enterprises –NE) (i.e.: me–that’s my company)
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Audio Blog: Indigo Court Questions & Carving Out Writing Time
Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
Time for another audio blog! Today I answered some questions about the Indigo Court Series and I talked about carving out writing time. 🙂 I don’t think I swore too much. *grins*
Just click on the left point (right behind the time stamp on the left hand side) on the media player below.
Here’s a link in case the above player doesn’t work for you. Audio Blog for 3.1.2016
NEWSLETTER LINK (And no, I cannot sign you up, my host only allows the email owner to sign up).
As always, if you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will get to them on later blogs unless they’re really easy. 🙂Posted in Writing | 10 Comments »
Audio Blog: Reader Questions, Cats, Etc.
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
The first audio blog worked so well, have another. 🙂 Just click on the left point (right behind the time stamp on the left hand side) on the media player below.
If the player does not work for you, please click on the AUDIO BLOG link and it should start up in a separate browser window.
Feel free to leave more questions in the comments below.Posted in Reader Questions | 12 Comments »
Audio Blog: Reader Questions, Blankie Boys, and Release Dates
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 4 pm by Yasmine Galenorn
My first Audio Blog! Just click on the left point (right behind the time stamp) on the media player below.
If for some reason you have problems with the above player, click on Audio Blog, and it will open a link in your browser.Posted in Reader Questions | 26 Comments »