RAWSISTAZ reviews Save The Best For Last (4 stars)

Here's what they say:

"Griffin has written an exciting romantic tale with a splash of suspense. As I read Save The Best For Last , I became engrossed in Genevieve's emotions, her thoughts about how this business plan would affect everyone involved if it goes sour or how will she be able to keep her relationship with Dexter strictly business. Sure to please romance readers, Save The Best For Last is a heartwarming story of love and trust."

Have you gotten your copy yet? If you haven't, you'll have to wait a day or two. I've suspended orders temporarily while I wait for my new proof to come in. I made a few corrections last week and want to see how they look before opening it up for orders again. (The ability to change the text is is a bonus that comes with print-on-demand publishing.) If the mailmain brings my proof today, it'll be ready for order later or tomorrow!


PatriciaW said...

So Bettye, has this foray into self-publishing been as you expected? Better or worse? What was unexpected? What has been a pleasant surprise?

Do you plan to continue publishing in this vein?

bettye griffin said...

Patricia, it’s been just as I expected…which is fine! As for the unexpected, I certainly didn’t expect my cover art to disappear from my E-store and Amazon pages. They’ve promised me it’ll be back up within the next few weeks. I’ve managed to keep up nicely with orders that come in directly to me for autographed copies, which was a source of worry for me. Positive reader response to my work is always a pleasant surprise. Some people prefer to email me directly, while others don’t object to posting their thoughts publicly (like on Amazon). Being able to make corrections to the copy to be reflected in all subsequent printed copies is a nice benefit as well. And the simplicity and next to nothing out-of-pocket-cost of getting a book published through CreateSpace continues to amaze me (it could actually have been done for free, but there were a few things I felt were worth springing for).

And while I’m working on proposals for longer, more complex and layered romantic stories for publishing houses interested in those type of storylines, I’ve got a number of shorter, lighter Kimani rejects that I personally believe are very good stories that deserve the opportunity to be read (my philosophy is that if it’s good enough for an established writer like myself to submit, it’s good enough to be a book). I do plan for them to see print eventually, but I’ll take that one book at a time. I’m working on a story now that readers have been asking me for years, featuring characters from earlier books who were teenagers when first introduced but are now all grown up (and that would be in real years, not those quick TV years). Ideally I’ll have it ready for publication next spring, between the mass market release of The People Next Door in March and the trade paper release of my next mainstream, Trouble Down The Road, in May. We’ll see if I make my goal.