Aubrey Rose , successfully self-published writer, says offer from online giant far less than she could make on her ownA self-published author of romantic erotica, who had dreamed of being a published author since she was a little girl, has found herself in the unlikely position of turning down a publishing contract with Amazon.com, after it turned out she could make a better living by going it alone.Aubrey Rose, whose Me, Cinderella? was self-published in the US on Amazon.com and through Barnes and Noble, was put off by the small sum on offer and by the lack of control she’d have over her book covers – a perennial gripe among many “properly” published authors. On her blog, Rose wrote: “As a writer of BBW (big beautiful women) romance, I’m acutely aware of the limited amount of cover material available to us and I DO NOT want a thin girl on my cover.”An editor for Amazon’s Montlake Press, which specialises in romance, spotted Me, Cinderella? among the thousands of self-published books on the site, singling it out for its “very clean” writing. Rose was offered $5k, with 35% royalties, a post by the author on Reddit confirmed . But that turned …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books