Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween IAP: Witch Born

Welcome to today's Halloween Indie Author Promotion!

Amber Argyle -- Witch Born

Kindle, Nook, Amazon (paperback), Smashwords

Q: What is Witch Born about?

Brusenna thought it was finished. She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.

She was wrong. Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. Some things can't be saved.

A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything. Including her life.

Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Q: What movie rating would you give your story, and to which age group is it directed?

A: PG13 for kissing and fantasy violence. Readers ages 10 and up will be fine with it.

Q: Why did you choose to self-publish?

There are a lot of reasons why I chose to self publish. I had an agent and it didn't work out. I had a contract from a publisher, but it was so bad I refused to sign it. I finally found an publisher and we published my first book. It was okay, and I might have published another book with them. Then they refused to publish my next book because they only wanted to see YA from me and it was "too adult". Between that and my pitiful paycheck, I decided I would be happier publishing stories that were GOOD, and making more money doing it.

And I am totally making more money.

Q: What is your favorite Halloween story/movie, and why?

My favorite Halloween  movie was The Worst Witch. I totally related to bullied Mildred, as I was bullied in high school. She had long, straight brown hair, so did I.

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  1. Oh, I didn't realize you left Rhemalda. I'm all for your decision! And I'm glad you're making more money!

  2. I haven't known what to say, or how to say it. I've thought about doing a "coming out" post, but honestly, there's such a stigma attached to self publishing that I figured I'd just let it be.

    After all, does it really matter? Self publishing means nothing. Could be the best book in the world, could be the worst.

  3. Well, the stigma is going away a little. The biggest issue around it is people throwing out stuff that is just not ready to be out there. Putting out quality material, though, is definitely a way to help overcome the general view of self-published material.
    And, besides, most of the "bad" books I've read this year were traditionally published.

  4. This is totally true. The stigma is fading, BUT it is still there. I had 2 foreign rights publishers drop my first book after they discovered I was self pubbing my second in the series--even though the first was sold as a stand alone. Totally blew me away.

  5. Wow, that's kind of insane. I'm sorry to hear that.
    Can you self-publish the first one on the foreign market or does Rhemalda hold the rights to that?

  6. Rhemalda has foreign rights for the first book.

  7. Wow! I had no idea Witch Born was self-published. Way to go, Amber!