Thursday, September 29, 2011

Epic Fantasy for Kindle

After weeks of editing and preparation, I finally have my book, The Keepers of Sulbreth, available on Kindle.  I want to thank Cate Masters for all her help and advice on this great venture.

A few months ago my publisher broke my contract for my epic fantasy series, The Futhark Chronicles.  They had already released the first book, The Keepers of Sulbreth, and made a half effort at releasing the second book, Beyond the Gate.  They had the third book under contract.  This publisher had no clue about promotion and was taking leaps in different directions each month as they tried to guess where the media business was going next.  I asked for all my rights back and fortunately they surrendered them without fuss.  I'm sure I'll never see any royalties I've earned from them but at least my books have a chance of reaching the reading public now.

The Keepers of Sulbreth begins the tale of Cage Stone as he accepts his heritage as a half-elf and uses his extraordinary skills to lead the battle against the centuries old evil that had been awakened on Futhark.  Aiding his quest is Sabelline Shelton, a gifted sorceress, and the young king of Futhark, Jonared Shelton.  Cage discovers his destiny is tied to the survival of not only the kingdom but the entire human race and his sword alone won't defeat the dread being behind the war for man's survival.

The Keepers of Sulbreth received excellent reviews when first released.  If you've all ready enjoyed this book, I hope you'll pass the word along as promotion is the biggest obstacle facing self-pubbed authors.

Have you purchased and read any self-pubbed books? Would you consider doing the same yourself or have you already?


Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on your books, although that's a shame that happened about your publisher.

I have purchased and read quite a few self-pubbed books. Most of them I enjoyed as well. I must admit that the more I learn about publishing, the more I consider self-publishing, especially my shorter works (short stories, novellas, etc.).

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Go for it, Cherie. I love buying short works and reading them on my lunch break.

Cate Masters said...

I loved The Keepers of Sulbreth too, Susan. So glad you put it out for more readers to enjoy!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks, Cate.

Joanne said...

Congrats on self-pubbing your book! In a way, after what you've been through, it must feel empowering. Self-publishing is growing so much these days, with more and more authors going that route. Kudos to you for your efforts!