Today it is Exciting News Day! *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*
Today, you see, is the day that I officially join the Kraken Collective!
WHOOHOO! The Kraken Collective is a fantastic group of fellow queer indie sff authors who have all come together to produce high-quality fiction. You should go read their works if you haven’t already because it is amazing! Here let me quote you the about page, because it’s way more elegant and eloquent than my exciting squealing. 😀
The Kraken Collective is an alliance of indie authors who have pooled resources to publish high-quality fiction while retaining complete creative control over our stories. We aim to provide a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy stories, all starring LGBTQIAP+ characters. From alien hunting lesbians to complex political fantasy, The Kraken Collective publishes queer SFF that will blow your mind away and leave you craving more.
Although it begins as a simple cooperative between authors, we aim to grow into an unique publishing model capable of supporting queer indie voices everywhere in SFF. We are committed to building a publishing space that is inclusive, positive, and brings fascinating stories to readers.
I’m so honoured and humbled to be among this group of people, you all, I don’t even have words to express it right now. Or yesterday. Or the day before. Or pretty much any day since Claudie invited me.
What does joining the Kraken Collective mean for my works? A publisher change for some of them and new projects will be Kraken-considered first.
Right now, the goal is to republish A Promise Broken in late August to bring it under the Kraken fold and to keep working on DemiPrincess to publish that via the Kraken Collective as well, but that is… a while into the future yet because it feels like my slowest project ever and I’m determined to finish all three books before I even consider publishing it.
A Promise Broken is going to look much the same as it does now, I expect. I’ll be rereading it again for typos (so if you found any I still managed to miss, now is a terrific time to let me know!) and I’ll be redoing the metadata to be in line with Kraken’s guidelines. And do you know what that means?! <3
That means MOAR BOOKS because I get to do something that I have wanted to do and been terrified of doing in any kind of official-like fashion and that is including reading suggestions in my books! You know how a big trad publisher sometimes puts tiny little book adds at the end of their books to go “If you liked what you just read, you may like this as well”? Well, I really love those AND NOW I GET TO DO IT WITH MY OWN BOOKS. OFFICIALLY. Spreading Moar Book Love and getting you all even more books you might be interested in reading.
Uh, yes. This may be one of the things I’m most excited about because I’m weird and silly and I LOVE RECOMMENDING PEOPLE BOOKS because getting that one book into the hands of a person who adores it is THE BEST feeling.
But, yes. I’m currently hard at work trying to juggling all the things and getting A Promise Broken rereleased in a little over a month from now. I’m really excited to be working with everyone at the Kraken Collective (they’re great people and their books are awesome and if you like mine I’m pretty sure you’ll adore all of theirs too?) and I look forward to publishing great fiction with and alongside them! <3