Well, now that I’ve taken the leap into digital publishing of backlist titles, I had to make a plan. I really like doing these editions, but I need to ensure that I have lots of time to write Dragonfire novels and Dragon Diaries novels.
So, here’s The Plan, just in case you’re curious.
• I intend to re-release one backlist title per month in a digital release. These will be on Amazon for Kindle.
• One obvious choice will be the fourth of my four Claire Cross time travels but it needs to be retyped. I’ve persuaded the elves to have a go at it but am not certain how quickly they’ll get through it. THE LAST HIGHLANDER by Claire Delacroix writing as Claire Cross will slide into the schedule whenever that file is ready to go. (Many thanks again to the elves.)
• Beginning in March, I’ll start with my historical romances, planning on one re-release per month. First up will be the Rogues of Ravensmuir, beginning with THE ROGUE, which might be my favourite of all the books I’ve written. Honest and true. I love that book. Then we’ll continue with the Jewels of Kinfairlie, ending with THE SNOW WHITE BRIDE. That six book series will finish with “The Ballad of Rosamunde”, a novella which is already available digitally.
There’s also a possibility of doing print-on-demand books – actual trade paperbacks – along with the digital releases. What do you think about POD books? They tend to be trade paperbacks and thus will be more expensive than the $2.99 digital download. Would you pay, say, $6.99 for a trade paperback of a re-released title, when you could get a used mass market copy for a couple of bucks?
Let me know your thoughts so I can adjust The Plan accordingly!