Could self-publishing your Women's Fiction and Romance be a solid road to mainstream publication?
“Oh, no,” you say. “Scoff, scoff. Self-publishing is a dead end. The kiss of death for a fiction writing career. Strictly for amateurs.”
Well, maybe not anymore. Today Harlequin launched a new self-publishing line: Harlequin Horizons. All you eager self-promoters out there—this is your chance, because:
“Harlequin will monitor sales of books published through Harlequin Horizons for possible pick-up by its traditional imprints.”
That’s right: they’ll track your sales with an eye to taking you on as one of their traditional authors. This is a whole new way to think outside that ever-shrinking publishing box. Instead of being vetted by the endless, soul-crunching process of submissions and rejections from agents and editors, you publish yourself now and let the marketplace do the choosing.
It just might work. (Just make sure you get that book professionally edited first.)
More info at the Harlequin Horizons site