Although this is bittersweet news for us--as we'll be losing a client--it's amazing news for those of you out there toiling on your Indy- and self-published books. L.J. Sellers, one of the very first Booknook.biz clients for conversion to Kindle and ePUB formats, has just been offered an 11-book contract with Amazon. Amazon bought her entire backlist of nine novels, plus the next two she'll write. Even more excitement--Amazon is planning to produce translations, hardbacks, etc., of LJ's bestselling Detective Jackson novels.
L.J. left her small publisher over four years ago and struck out on her own--and it looks like she made the right choice. She worked hard, wrote well, and sweated blood and tears marketing her series. Now Amazon, as her publisher, will obviously take that series and her writing career to a whole new tier. Our deepest (although sad) congratulations to you, L.J.!
You can read L.J.'s announcement here, on the Crime Fiction Collective Blog (to which we both contribute); if you want to read some of LJ's books on Amazon, you can start by clicking here to go to her Author page. Want to try the book that started it all? Give The Sex Club a whirl--and see if you're not caught up right away.
Well done, L.J.--The Crew and Oompa Loompas here at Booknook wish you the best--and I hope to see you at Bouchercon this year.