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Of course, the audience for romance was robust long before Fifty Shades entered the picture. The appetite of romance readers has been a particular boon for self-published authors, with most cranking out their stories at a quicker clip than your typical traditionally published author.
MacLean averages about two books a year, while Erickson, as Monica Murphy, completes a book roughly every two months. What makes a romance novel successful? Romance needs to hit beats that are driven by emotional investment in the story.
The form, in some ways, is very prescribed, and what makes books interesting is what they do with that form. This economic state has led to the slow death of the mid-list author in traditional print publishing, where fewer and fewer writers survive in the middle of the sales pack.
Their advances are falling and their sales are, too.
Erickson has observed this rise firsthand over nearly a decade of writing in earnest under her own name, publishing romance novels, novellas, and stories for both e-book imprints and traditional publishers. Crucially, it ends on a cliffhanger, the sort that makes readers want to get their hands on the next book as soon as possible. And by that April, it reached the New York Times e-book bestseller list.
Random House published a print edition under its Bantam imprint in August Two years later, the book has nearly reviews on site and 2, written reviews on Goodreads, where 37, users have rated it. For Abby McDonald, a writer who published seven young adult and two adult books through traditional publishers, self-publishing was a chance to have more control over the process.
As a longtime friend of the author, I was able to follow the process firsthand. For some, the rewards can be even greater. That June, she sold 6, books; that July 10,… Today, she sells 9, books a day. Notably, the series blew up once Paige bundled all three books — Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever With You — together and sold them as a three-pack for 99 cents.
Erickson experienced this kind of success in early , when her digital publisher Samhain made one book in a series free.
In the same year, 11 self-published books appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. But in reality, self-publishing offers anyone with a manuscript and a credit card the opportunity to publish, and the success rate is less than one percent. Although an author may avoid the cost of an MFA program in creative writing and the hassle of "making contacts," self-publishing still has its costs.
A self-published author may need to pay for services ranging from copy editors and book doctors to publicists, designers, and consultants. Marketing is entirely in the hands of the author, including blog ad campaigns, Google Keywords, and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
And then there are the reviews. The other downside is that self-publishing reduces a book to a brand. This inevitably diminishes the attention paid to the quality of a work and favors genre books like James's 50 Shades. When titling the book, an author must consider search engine optimization.
When designing the cover, he or she must think in terms of how it will look as a thumbnail image online. Unlike the influence of alternative avenues to publishing in other mediums—Apple's Garage Band and iMovie, which changed the music and movie industries for the better—self-published books have yet to offer the quality and originality sometimes lacking in books produced by mainstream publishers.
Instead, it's been a hotspot for mediocrity. The Celestine Prophecy.
The Artist's Way. And now, the 50 Shades trilogy.
If recent trends are any indication, the majority of writers who self-publish do so in the hope of being able to eventually sign a book contract with one of the big six publishing houses anyway. Perhaps we need to devise a new standard, one based on value rather than possibility. We could begin by curbing our enthusiasm for the little guy or gal. Self-published books often suffer from poor writing, typographical errors, and syntax and usage mistakes. As the e-publishing revolution continues, expect more books like Fifty Shades of Grey and don't be surprised if no new Whitmans appear anytime soon.
Traditional publishing has its limitations, but good literature still needs editors, agents, proofreaders, designers, and publicists to make a book as flawless as it can be. Perhaps the digital age will produce e-editors, e-agents, and e-publicists that specialize in bringing e-literature, rather than just e-books, to a reading public ready for more.
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