My first published books were with Five Star Publishing, which went out of the mystery business a while back. They were very good to me, but my Simon & Elizabeth Mystery series is now mine again.
When an author gets her rights back, it means she can do what she likes with books that were once under someone else's control. It also means that she has to re-do everything: covers, formatting, setup, and publishing. Amazon and Draft2Digital make this less painless, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Still, there are advantages for me and for my readers.
First, I get more of the profits. That might not matter to you, but the man in my life approves!
Second, I can release the books in paperback. Over the years people mentioned that hardcovers, though nice, are expensive, and I agree. I just didn't have any say in the matter.
Third, prices are better. Because I'm doing this as an indie, I set the price for both paperback and e-books. (Haven't looked into audio yet. So much to do, so little time!)
NOTE TO LOYAL FANS: Don't buy these again just because they have new covers! They're the same stories you probably read in 2010-2011! (I mean, you can spend the money again if you want to... :)
So here are the first two books. I will work to get the others out ASAP, probably by the end of 2018.
Links: Her Highness' First Murder (Book #1)
Everybody Else E-books (B&N, Kobo, etc.): https://www.books2read.com/u/38gN8a
Poison, Your Grace (Book #2)
Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Poison-Grace-Simon-Elizabeth-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B078Y53T4N
Everybody Else E-books: https://www.books2read.com/u/mYg5zP
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