by Linda O. Johnston
I’ve been wriing for a while, as those of you who know me, or know of me, are aware. I’ve so far had 57 traditional books published, with more to come—including one more next month.
Fun? Oh, yes! But some of those older ones had stopped being available, or at least mostly so.
However, my first mystery series is now available as ebooks, and my second is on the way as ebooks and audio! The first of those mystery series is my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries, and the second is my Pet Rescue Mysteries. Those Pet Rescue Mysteries available again now as ebooks and audio are BEAGLEMANIA, THE MORE THE TERRIER, AND HOUNDS ABOUND. There are two more in the series, and they’ll be on their way soon.
And I do have some of my earliest time travel romances available as ebooks as well.
If you’re a writer, have you also been in that situation? What do you do if you’re traditionally published and your first ones are getting old? They can remain available at online sites such as Amazon, but it’s a shame just to ignore them, right?
So what do you do? If they’re already available as ebooks, just continuing to promote them to readers might be enough. And audio can be fun.
What if there are more formats to come in the future? I’m not a techie person so I can’t suggest what they might be, but do you have any thoughts about it?
Or, if they’re in a series, why not write some more books to that series to get more readers interested in the first ones? Of course they need to be available, but if they’re out there as ebooks why not?
We put a lot of effort into our books. We put parts of ourselves in them. It’s fun to have them available and have readers read them.
So it’s a good thing to find ways to keep them available!