Jennifer Oko has won praise for her fiction writing — The New York Times Book Review called her first book Lying Together: My Russian Affair “riveting” and twice named it an Editor’s Choice. Her second book was a Hot Summer Read in USA Today and a Pick of the Month in Marie Claire magazine. She recently published her third book, but this time did it as a self published e-book. Here, her top tips if you’re thinking of doing the same.
A couple of weeks ago I published my third book, a humorous mystery novel called HEAD CASE. My first two books entered the world in the traditional way, landing first on bookstore shelves before making their way into people’s hands. As we all now know, the world of e-book publishing has changed all of that, and I decided to take the publication of my latest novel into my own hands.
HEAD CASE is about a young woman named Olivia Zack—a neuroscientist, pharmaceutical consultant…and murder victim—who embarks on a postmortem quest involving ethically challenged executives, spotlight-hungry celebrities, third-rate mobsters, and drug-dealing babushkas as she attempts to deconstruct the events that led up to her mind-altering death.
After reading story after story about once conventionally published authors having lots of fun (and occasionally great success) in the brave new world of digital self-publishing, I realized that an e-book would be the perfect publishing platform for this somewhat unconventional book
Reference: The BritMums Blog