Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Bookanistas: The eBook eXperiment

Publishing is a tough business.

Really tough.

The kind of business that chews people up and spits them out and makes them swear that they will never write another book ever again. EVER.

But it's also the kind of business that grabs hold of you and won't let go.

Because for many writers seeing their name on the cover of a book is a dream.

And dreams don't die easy.

That's one of the reasons I was so impressed when Shelli Johannes Wells wrote this very honest post about her experience in publishing last week. And then when I found out she's running an eBook eXperiment on her blog I was intrigued. eBooks are uncharted territory for so many writers (us included), but there's no argument that they've created a profitable, accessible channel for writers to publish their work. eBooks are our future and I know absolutely nothing about them.

So, I don't know about you, but I'll be watching Shelli's journey from manuscript to eBook with great interest. Can a savvy writer make a go of it with a YA eBook? I can't wait to find out.

Interested in what the other Bookanistas are up to this week? You know you are...

Elana Johnson interviews Elle Strauss, author of Clockwise
Christine Fonseca  is wowed by The White Assassin - with giveaway
Shannon Whitney Messenger loves Lola & the Boy Next Door – with giveaway
Beth Revis delights in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – with giveaway
Shelli Johannes-Wells falls for Fracture
Carolina Valdez Miller adores Ashfall – with giveaway
Jessi Kirby marvels at The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Shana Silver steps up to Audition
Corrine Jackson is crazy about Cracked
Stasia Ward Kehoe swoons for Swan and To Dance

6 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I've been following Shelli's blog too and am interested in seeing how the e-publishing goes for her. I'm excited for her. Thanks for shouting out about it.

Laura Pauling said...

I'm happy for her. It will be fun to watch her journey.

Katie Anderson said...

Go Shelli, go!

Kelly Polark said...

Shelli is one smart cookie. I think her book will do well. And how wonderful that we can watch the step by step process to get her there.

Matthew MacNish said...

Good for Shelli. I'll go have a look.

Stasia said...

Following along with Shelli with BIG CHEERS!