Log in

No account? Create an account
09 November 2015 @ 01:31 pm
New books coming!  
Now, it's been rather quiet here for a while, but with very good reason.

After the publication of 'Lovers in Arms', my wife and I took some time to lean back, watch and learn. Getting a book on the market with a traditional publisher was a good experience, and the folks at Forbidden Fiction were nothing but nice. But their portfolio doesn't really match the kind of stories my wife and I like to write together. Though, probably, no publisher would really find a good spot for our unique mix of romance, fun and adventure. So given the current developments in self-publishing, my wife and I decided that we would embark on another adventure together.

Beginning early next year, we will be publishing our co-written books ourselves. That is, until we decide that we'll do things differently yet again. ^^

Preparing to self-publish is a lot of work, and I am lucky my day job has trained me in project management over the last years. But on the other hand, it feels incredibly liberating to have to make all the decisions - yes, we carry all the risks, but if we fail, it's our failure entirely. Over the last months, we have been busy deciding on a publishing queue for our project, finding the right partners, writing, editing, proofing. And writing. Did I mention we write like mad, recently?

So, you can look ahead to a rather steady stream of books, lovingly written by Beryll and me, carefully edited and proofed, prettied up and sold via all the usual suspects. At least, we're looking forward to them. :)

I will keep you all updated about the developments in the coming weeks, and I hope some of you will be around when we celebrate the release of our next book early next year!
hpstrangelovehpstrangelove on November 9th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
That's great! I'm looking forward to these. I know I don't comment much, mostly because of RL work taking over my life, but I always look forward to your updates.
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on November 10th, 2015 08:12 am (UTC)
Oh, you're such a sweetheart! Well, thanks for commenting now, and we really hope you'll like our books as much as you liked our stories here.
PS: Don't let RL work bother you too much. ^^
Charischarisstoma on November 10th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
Have you looked at http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/ or http://www.torquerepress.com/ ?

The High King's Golden Tongue by <3 Press has mpreg, which I think is a change for them. So does my friend, 2metaldog's stories over at Torquere Press.
Rape is frowned on if it doesn't move the plot along though.

Self Publishing does cut out the middleman but you need to find a bookseller along the lines of Amazon.com to provide easy access.

I'll be looking forward to reading your books.
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on November 10th, 2015 08:40 am (UTC)
Yes, we have looked at both of them. And while they might be a better fit for our books, they are still traditional publishers.

It's for lack of publishers we have decided to try self-publishing. It's a risk-reward scenario that might actually work out nicely for us. If we manage to create enough buzz with our book, we believe that their quality and consistency will garner us enough sales to compensate for the higher start-up costs. Also, making all the decisions ourselves allows us to work on our brand much easier than with a publisher primarily focussing on his brand instead.

Also, with the editors, artists, layouters, proofers etc. working for us directly, we're no longer have to trust the decisions of others - if we don't like the quality of work or style we get, we can fire any of those. We can now honestly say our books will be the best version of themselves that we could possibly have put out. And that alone feels tremendously good.

I don't think that would be the same for everyone. I can surely say some other authors will be happier working with a traditional publisher. Neither can I say if it will work out for us. Maybe, in a year or two, we will decided that it's not worth the investment, or that it's too much work - I can't say.

But we will find out, and we're looking forward to it.

It would be great to have you with us on that part of the adventure, too. Particularly so as you've been with us for quite a while already here on LJ.

Charischarisstoma on November 12th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
*grins* Thought of you and your Phoenix Empire.
Archaeologists Discover Fossils Of Dog-Sized Giant Rats In East Timor
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on November 13th, 2015 07:18 am (UTC)
Eep! Way cool. Thanks for the link!
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on November 10th, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
Great news! I'm looking forward to your new book.

PS: I hope you don't offer your book only on Amazon/Kindle like some self-published authors do.

Edited at 2015-11-10 05:24 pm (UTC)
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on November 10th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, as for now we plan to publish on all usual outlets, including print. Definitely not going exclusive with Amazon, that wouldn't fit into out long term world domination plan... ^^

And besides - not book. Books!

Though I am not allowed to give you any details, at least not yet... *runs off, screaming with excitement, flailing his arms* :D

More to come on this channel in a few weeks.
Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on November 11th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've been having this problem lately with books that are only published on Amazon/Kindle. The world's readership is much bigger than the USA^_~

Lovers in Arms is one of my favourite books. I have high hopes for your future works! Wish you all the best.
osirisbrackhausosirisbrackhaus on November 12th, 2015 08:05 am (UTC)
Nope, we will try to make our books available as widely as possible. Can't promise any details yet, as we're still in the process of deciding on all of the details, but that is what we aim for.

Also - thank so much for your praise for LiA and your good wishes! I just hope you'll like what I write with my wife, too. It'll be rather light-hearted, compared to my first book. But at least the cover will be just as nice. :D