Hello my delectable flans!
As stated in the earlier post, the next book in the Imdalind series, by the wonderful, and frankly pretty frickin’ incredible, Rebecca Ethington, is coming out IN FEBRUARY!! On the 17th! :O!!!
WOOOOOO!!! *Overly dramatic puppet arm flails.*
Who’s with me in the happies?!?!
Now, anyone who’s fans/friends/stalkers of Rebecca, KNOWS she put off the release of Soul of Flame last year, because she was approached by publishers for the rights of the Imdalind series.
Awesome sauce much?!
Many people, myself included, supported her while she had all this going on. Honestly, can you BLAME HER?!
A trad publisher, instead of being indie!
After she weighed the pros and cons, it was decided she’d stay indie..for NOW.
So today’s BIG NEWS is Soul of Flame’s RELEASE DATE!!!!
Sadly, that is NOT what this current post is about.
For the past couple of weeks, Rebecca has been posting, tweeting, FBing about her BIG news.
Obvi, we now know what that is.
Some people are apparently let down by this.
Why? It makes no sense to me.
Think about it, from ALL points of view.
HAD Rebecca gone with a trad publisher, the release could have been pushed back ever further, prices raised, content added, all in the name of SALES.
Let’s face it: plenty of retailers and publishers are only in it for the money, not the authors.
Why make a fuss, when in a few short weeks, Soul of Flame will be out, Dawn of Ash (Imdalind series, Book 5!) AND Broken Fragments (Glass series, Book 2!) will be out this year as well?!
Rebecca writes for LOVE, not SALES. She writes because it’s her PASSION.
No, I am not prejudiced. I am friends/fans of many authors, indie and trad, PA to an indie author, sounding board to quite a few trad authors, and am able to see behind the curtain, as it were, on all aspects of publishing.
DO what you love, WRITE what you love and never lose your HEART.
It’s quite simple to unfollow/unfriend someone, rather than be happy they chose to follow the path that let them stay true to themselves.
Believe in yourselves, my darlings.