Bestselling author Christina Bauer new book Bandits and Ball Gowns (Fairytales of the Magicorum #5) is available now.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing Christina Bauer in the past. She as also done a couple guest post. Today she is back with a new Guest Post: The advantages and disadvantages of Self – Publishing. Check out the guest post ↴
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Bandits and Ball Gowns
(Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, #5)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: November 10th 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
One Prince Finds True Love … And Risks It All
Elle Cynder has fallen hard for Alec, the ‘prince’ of Le Charme Jewelers. Time for some happily in their ever after, right?
Not so much.
While the new couple shares joyful moments–and sizzling kisses–serious trouble is brewing. Elle’s evil stepmother, Marchesa, schemes with none other than Alec’s twisted father, Legend. Their plan? Destroy Elle and Alec, along with everything the young lovers hold dear, including Bry, Knox, and Wilhelm.
Another Royal Freezes His Heart … But For How Long?
As a prince of the dark fae, Jacoby focuses on one goal: avoid assassination. Marrying Elle would certainly aid in that cause, considering how she’s both a Cinderella life template and a powerful fae warden. Even better, Jacoby doesn’t truly love Elle. In court life, deep romantic attachments only mean certain death.
Then Jacoby notices Elle’s youngest stepsister, Agatha.
For the first time in his life, Jacoby’s cold heart warms with true affection. The elven prince struggles to ignore his feelings, but it might be a losing battle. And what would the prince’s newfound emotions mean for Elle and Alec? Could Jacoby really stand by and watch another’s true love be destroyed?
Buckle up for a wild ride as Cinderella’s time-honored story gets some all-new twists.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing
By Christina Bauer
As part of the launch tour for my new book, BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS, the lovely folks at Books Books & More have asked me to share the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing. Here goes!
The big bonus of self-publishing is control. Suppose I want to change my release schedule. I just do it. When it comes to editing, there’s no third-party committee to tell me what I have to change. Sure, I get insights. But if I don’t agree, I don’t take it.
The same is true for promotions. If I want to do a discount, I simply set it in place. I also make a lot more money per book. A standard publishing deal gives you 15% of net. So that means the money comes in, the publishing house takes out their costs, and then they send you 15% of what’s left over.
There’s a reason why traditional publishing houses take such a bite out of sales. Many authors want to leverage expert guidance in terms of how to write, release or promote their work. The best of the best end up in publishing houses and you can leverage their genius.
And that certainly is tempting. I can’t think of any writer who wouldn’t love to hand over the business side of their life to a trusted third party. It was certainly my original dream. I tried to go the traditional publishing route and was unable to get any traction. But now that I’m a full-time independent writer, I’m glad about where I am and think it’s a good fit for me. What can I say? I’m a control freak.
So there you have it—my take on the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing. I hope you find it useful!
Huge thanks to the folks at Books Books & More for the invite and I hope to see you again on a future tour!
Christina Bauer knows how to tell stories about kick-ass women. In her best selling Angelbound series, the heroine is a part-demon girl who loves to fight in Purgatory’s Arena and falls in love with a part-angel prince. This young adult best seller has driven more than 500,000 ebook downloads and 9,000 reviews on Goodreads and retailers. The first three books in the series are now available as audiobooks on Audible and iTunes.
Bauer has also told the story of the Women’s March on Washington by leading PR efforts for the Massachusetts Chapter. Her pre-event press release—the only one sent out on a major wire service—resulted in more than 19,000 global impressions and redistribution by over 350 different media entities including the Associated Press.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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