Guest post by J.M. Snyder
In 2010, I was publishing with a number of e-pubs who, unfortunately, are no longer around (Amber Quill, Aspen Mountain, Torquere). Before any of them, though, I had been self-publishing with minor success. At that time, Amazon wasn’t the heavy hitter it is today. In fact, the bulk of my sales came from the now-defunct website, Fictionwise (which was purchased by Barnes and Noble at some point and then phased out). As e-pubs folded and I got my rights back, I had to self-publish the stories if I wanted to get them back out to readers. Trouble was, Fictionwise required exclusivity from authors who sold through their site … but not from publishers. With that in mind, I created JMS Books, publishing my own books as well as those of a few friends.
Ten years later, Fictionwise is gone, Amazon is king of the e-publishing world, and I’m happy to say JMS Books has expanded into a niche small press with a roster of over 175 authors. I want to thank all the readers — and authors — who have taken a chance on us in the ever-changing world of publishing online. We’ve grown larger than I first dreamed we could.
So some celebration is in order!
First, we’ve gathered together the best-selling gay romance or M/M short stories from each year into A Decade of Gay Romance, an anthology along the lines of our Top Ten Gay Romance series. If you’re new to us and want to pick up some of our back titles, this is a good place to start!
We’re also having daily sales — 40% off all ebooks by a particular author(s). Today all my titles are discounted! You have until midnight EST to save on books by J.M. Snyder, J.T. Marie, J. Tomas, and Shawna Jeanne!
And we’re giving away a free ebook every day this month! Starting tomorrow, one winner will be drawn daily. So enter to win today!
Thank you for all you’ve done to help us get this far! Here’s to the next 10 years!