Today is the official launch date of Rock*It Reads, a new eBook brand.
Rock*It Reads is a group of stellar New York published authors who are also self-publishing romances. We’ve each made a commitment to put out only high-quality self-published works, and the logo is intended to communicate that.
When readers buy a Rock*It Reads book, they can know they’re getting a story that has been tended with the same level of attention and professionalism we give our New York works. The logo is meant to be a sort-of ‘seal of quality,’ because we care as much about writing great stories as you do about reading them!
Rock*It Reads is not a publisher. These are 100% self-published works, done by each author, on her own dime, on her own time.
We’ve simply banded together to form Rock*It Reads to help our readers find other high-quality self-published works. We’re hoping that the logo will be a like a little beacon or guide though the world of self-published romances.
To further accomplish that, we’ve been invited to partner with B&N.com to launch a new column called “Love Rocks.” We’ll be spotlighting the best of indie romance on a bi-monthly basis.
My partners in this venture are: Vanessa Kelly, Pamela Clare, Cheryl Holt, Elisabeth Naughton, Monica Burns, Kris Kennedy, Margo Maguire, Lila DiPasqua, Sharon Page and Joan Swan. I’m so proud to be part of this very talented group.
How about you? Have you jumped into using an ereader yet? I love mine. What’s been your experience with this new story delivery method?
RT UPDATE: Had a blast going up to Wisconsin yesterday with Jade Lee and Elizabeth Hoyt for Barbara Vey’s First Annual Readers Appreciation Luncheon. Heather Graham gave the keynote address. There were door prizes and raffle baskets and a book fair to benefit the local libraries. And, as they say in every small town midwestern newspaper, “a good time was had by all!”