Saturday, November 9, 2013

Back to the beginning: Unpublished

It is six months since The I.T. Girl went live on Amazon one Friday night while I was rushing out the door. What a fantastic experience it has been and an invaluable learning experience too. I have been grateful to be able to share this story with people but although it has received good reviews I never felt the book was reaching the right audience. So due to our differences of opinion on how to market a story about the first woman on the Tech floor of an Investment bank, Endeavour Press and I have decided to go our separate ways. It was a very difficult decision to make, but it's the right one for this book.

The I.T. Girl will be available through Endeavour Press until December 20th and I am hoping to relaunch the book on December 21st. So you, dear readers, will not be deprived!

For this new edition the name will revert back to the original Orla's Code and I am looking forward to sharing a cover reveal. That's right, I'm joining the self-publishing movement. I am quite excited!

I will be blogging about progress along the way. It will be a busy few weeks. Stay tuned!

10 comments:

  1. I wish you the best of luck on the start of a new adventure.

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  2. Self-publishing isn't perfect, but it has a LOT of advantages. Best of luck with Orla's Code.

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    1. Thanks, Lexi. I am really enjoying it already. Waiting for cover concepts :)

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  3. Best of luck..look forward to following your journey.

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    1. Thank you, Betsy. I'll be updating soon :)

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  4. Hi Fiona -
    I am not an expert on DRM, though most voices say to stay clear. I just read this piece - a dialog between two successful authors - which contains a lot of good input on the merits of self-publishing ebooks. I'm now running an online bookstore to manage my own books - not yet selling so many, but it is fun having complete control. Best of luck! Article is.
    http://www.amazon.com/Be-Monkey-Self-Publishing-Between-Authors-ebook/dp/B004SV2IPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384433280&sr=1-1&keywords=be+the+monkey+ebooks+and+self+publishing

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    1. Thanks for the link, Tom. Please share a link to your online bookstore, sounds interesting.
      I think I am clear on this DRM issue now. It seems to restrict readers but not those intent on copyright infringement. So, I'll be clicking 'no' to DRM.
      Thanks.

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    2. Ah, just got this message. It is www.roundwoodpress.com. Fiona, what is inspiring is that you are bright enough to be taking your book away from a traditional publisher to 'go it alone.' For years my books were rejected by traditional publishers, and I realize that has been a blessing in disguise. To be able to design my own book covers and website and to sell books myself has been such a joy. Okay, not financially rewarding yet - but all things in time. This is the future! Pat yourself on the back for having the courage, and intelligence, to do what you are doing.

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    3. Thanks for your reply with link, Tom. An interesting range of books. Thanks so much for the support. I really appreciate it.

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