Search This Blog

Sunday, May 22, 2011

And now for something completely different...

As you know, this blog is aimed at nonfiction freelancers who want to make more money in less time. That's my business plan in a nutshell.

But I have another identity, too--as a published novelist. My first two novels, Did you Get the Vibe?, and White Bikini Panties, were published in 2003 and 2004 by Strapless, the "chick lit" imprint of Kensington Books. They received decent reviews (Panties even got good reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal!) but came out just as the chick lit genre was glutted with books, got lost among a sea of titles, and eventually went out of print.

No longer. After spending this week getting up to speed on formatting for Smashwords and hiring a talented cover designer, they're back in print. (They should be available through Kindle by week's end.) They're fun, entertaining reads set in Chicago, and I hope you'll check them out--and recommend them to friends who enjoy contemporary women's fiction.

In a future post, I'll describe the ebook process and why I chose this publishing option as opposed to POD. And tomorrow, I'll return to my regular programming and post on 10 reasons your book didn't sell.

Thanks and happy reading!


  1. Don't forget for the Nook on B&N. If you need help with that format, I can suggest someone.

  2. Thank you, Mark! I appreciate that and will let you know. :)

  3. Yes, I was just reading this article on about how women are really flocking to the Nook Color. The article focuses on the magazine market, but also states that women are much bigger buyers of books than men. Considering the audience for these books, Nook may well be a good platform to be on.

  4. I enjoyed both novels and will certainly recommend them to my friends for summer reading. I look forward to seeing the cover makeovers!

  5. Thanks, Anonymous, and you're right--women buy more books than men.

    And thank you, Caitlin! I'm glad you enjoyed them and really appreciate your recommendation to your friends! :)