I become a hybrid author today with the launch of the Montlake versions of Wild Montana Sky and Starry Montana Sky, the first two books in my originally self-published Montana Sky Series. Here's the ad Montlake designed. It went out on a Writerspace blast today.
Even though I've seen the ad for over a week now, I'm still moved every time I look at it. I never even DREAMED I'd have something like this. I can't believe it's true.
I'm also looking forward to having print books because I didn't bother to make print versions of my self-published books.
Today, I also launched my self-published anthology, Montana Sky Christmas, a collection of seven short stories set in my small town of Sweetwater Springs, in 1894. These stories take place after Stormy Montana Sky, Book Three in the Montana Sky Series, but they can be read as a stand-alone volume. The stories have both familiar and new characters.
I'm hoping to have the best of both worlds--Amazon's promotional efforts drive people to the series, and thus to this book. And, as the holiday's approach, and people look for Christmas stories, readers pick up this anthology, love it, and jump on the Montana Sky Series.
I'll keep you posted on how it goes! Wish me luck!