That's my new term for authors who both publish traditionally and indie. Anyway, she's one of my fave writers, and her genres are chick lit, romantic suspense and contemporary romance. A couple of years ago she started a series that got nuked by the publisher after the second book. Well, I just saw this on her site:
There are a bunch of other authors I'd love to see do similar (Kathleen Nance, hello? Ann Lawrence - Virtual series, same)Q: How many books are in your "voodoo" series and will there be more?
Stephanie: Sigh…okay, here's yet more proof that things in the book business don't always make sense: The first book in the voodoo series is In Deep Voodoo. In the back of that book, the sequel was advertised as Voodoo or Die. BUT my publishing house decided AFTER book 2 had been advertised to change the title to Finding Your Mojo. (I know, I know--my original title was better and sort of went along with the whole "voodoo" theme I was going for.) Which resulted, as one might guess, in much confusion among readers looking for book 2. Then after book 2 didn't sell as well as my publisher had hoped (surprise, surprise), plans for books 3 and 4 were put on hold, leaving readers hanging, I'm sorry to say.
(With some of the poor decisions made in this business, it's as if publishers don't WANT to sell books.)
The GOOD news is I recently got the rights back to both books and will be re-releasing them as eBooks. And since I now have control of the series, I will be self-publishing the next two books in the series, Voodoo You Love? and Voodoo Diaries sometime in 2012. Please keep checking www.stephaniebond.com for updates on release dates, or be sure to sign up on the Join email page to receive notices when I have news.