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Evolution of a Serial I: The Decision to Make It Free

A HAPPILY EVER AFTER OF HER OWN by Nadia LeeWhen I first wrote A Happily Ever After of Her Own last summer, I was initially going to sell it to an epublisher. Although the editor liked it, she wanted more stories like it to make a single-author anthology. The problem? I didn’t have any other ideas similar to A Happily Ever After of Her Own.

Then this year, I saw that Quartet Press was going to start up, so I decided to send it there…except Quartet Press died without releasing a single title.

Still I wanted to do something with A Happily Ever After of Her Own. I liked the story, and I hated to have it just sit on my hard drive.

Hero Material suggested that I serialize it and give the last seven or so chapters to my newsletter subscribers only. I decided that was a pretty cool idea. I sometimes sign up for newsletters to enter contests, but I really like to get free reads.

So I pinged Agent to get her opinion, and she thought it was a great idea. W00t.

The next step? Making a cover graphic for the story. The problem? I’m a horrible designer.

On Tuesday September 29, I’ll talk about how Tara O’Shea and I got together to make the cover for A Happily Ever After of Her Own.

Feel free to leave me questions and/or comments. I’ll answer them here or if they require a long answer, I’ll turn it into a post. :)

PSA: The first two chapters are free, but the rest are available to newsletter subscribers only. Sign up now.

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5 comments to “Evolution of a Serial I: The Decision to Make It Free”

  1. Nadia Lee
    · September 25th, 2009 at 9:25 am · Link


    No, actually not really. It was surprisingly affordable, although my idea of affordable may not be what others think is affordable. But based on how fast I wanted the cover done and so on, I thought it was very reasonable. :) I recommend Tara highly.

  2. Nadia Lee
    · September 25th, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    Hi Ashlee,

    Good to see you. :) Isn’t that cover pretty? Diana (Fox) helped me get it. I’ll post about that next week if you’d like to read about it. :)

  3. Dionne
    · September 25th, 2009 at 9:20 am · Link

    Hi Nadia, mobile error. anyway, did it cost loads for Tara to designed the cover?

  4. Ashlee from Absolute
    · September 25th, 2009 at 10:14 am · Link

    heyyy! Just dropping by to say I love your book cover. Seriously it’s better than a lot of them I see on the bookshelves. . .I want to touch it! lmao

  5. Jennifer Shirk
    · September 25th, 2009 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Hey, what a cool idea! :lol:


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