Posted by Mona Risk | 7:46 AM | 11 comments »

Publishing your own book is the new trend, fashionable enough to be adopted by NY bestselling authors and finally accepted by the Romance Writers of America, RWA, who presented a survey article on the topic in the latest RWR.

To support and help each other in their promotion efforts, Indie authors have organized themselves in groups, and new multi-authors blogs recently sprouted all over the Internet.

Click on picture to visit the site
 The Book Lovers' Buffet counts over 90 Indie authors who reduced the prices of their ebooks to 99 cents for the Holiday Season. 
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The 99cent EBOOKS blog counts about 25 authors who post excerpts of their
ebooks, one excerpt a day.

The advantage of being self-published is that you are in control of your book, its publication and promotion.

Recently I changed the book cover of RIGHT NAME, WRONG MAN and its blurb. No problem. I just uploaded the new picture and new blurb.

A romantic comedy novel set in France:

What’s a girl to do when she whispers another man’s name in her fiancĂ©’s arms?

When forbidden dreams about the sexy French Dr. Yves Malroux assail her at every turn, Mary-Beth puts her wedding plans on hold. She signs up for a summer training program in surgery with Yves, and flies to France to confront her past and the man who broke her heart years ago.

But she never expected the French doctor--who’s also a count-- to insist on his trainees staying at his historical chateau. Sleeping under his roof, next door to his bedroom, is more temptation than Mary-Beth anticipated. Desire for Yves burns as hot as ever, especially when he focuses all his charm on Mary-Beth to convince her she needs passion in her life. While too many questions still swirled in her mind, her jealous fiancĂ© summons her back home.

Will Mary-Beth let her heart decide who’s her right man? Will Yves break his no-strings-attached rule to offer love and commitment?

If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances. I will take you around the world through stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with passion. Meet the spirited heroines and the alpha heroes who share irresistible chemistry.


  1. Hildie McQueen // December 6, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

    It's a brave brand new world. The entire industry is a merry-go-round nowadays with some wonderful opportunities. At this price I would read a lot of these great sounding books.

  2. Beth Trissel // December 6, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

    Wonderful cover, Mona, and we already know this is an excellent story. Good luck as you go forth.

  3. Beth Trissel // December 6, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

    BTW, former Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writer, the very talented Pam Roller, has started an editing service for authors:

  4. Judy // December 6, 2011 at 12:11 PM  

    This is a winner, Mona! I love reading stories that take place in fun and different places...Good luck with it!

  5. Mary Marvella // December 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

    I have joined both groups Mona mentioned. There is strength in numbers! I love the fact that I can offer a free ebook if I want to. I plan to do that this week!

  6. Patrice // December 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

    That is great Promo, hooking up with other indie authors. Well done. And I love the new hot cover
    Sell, sell, sell!

  7. Scarlet Pumpernickel // December 6, 2011 at 5:59 PM  

    Mona, excellent post. I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I am considering it. Good luck with your re-release. Love the new cover.

  8. Barbara Monajem // December 6, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

    This is such a fabulous way for indie authors to promote. There is strength in numbers!!

  9. Josie // December 6, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

    I think self-publishing is a fabulous idea, and, as Barbara says, there's strength in numbers.

  10. Mary Ricksen // December 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM  

    Mona, I hope you sell a ton of books!! And I do expect you will!

  11. Mona Risk // December 7, 2011 at 4:33 PM  

    Thank you all for commenting. I was in therapy--and in pain--all day yesterday and away from my computer.