Houston Author Receives an Offer from World's Top Selling Book Store
Last Summer, Amazon's Two-year-old Romance Publishing Arm, Montlake, Approached Bolen to Write for Them
Houston's own multi-published, award-winning novelist Cheryl Bolen is the launch romance author this month for Kindle serials, published by Amazon, the world's top selling book store. And although Amazon serials launched in September, Bolen's is one of the first romances to appear on the roster.
Last summer, Amazon's two-year-old romance publishing arm, Montlake, approached Bolen to write for them.
We simply had to know more about this bestselling author and her books.
So what is Kindle serials about? What can a reader expect from the program in general and from Cheryl Bolen, specifically? What about the book heralded Bolen's launch into this new venture?
Falling for Frederick, a romantic suspense serial, will be offered in nine installments, delivered to Kindle ereaders every two weeks through April. This full-length novel sells for a one-time fee of $1.99.
What exactly is Falling for Frederick about?
Aided by the lord of the manor, a lovely graduate student archivist searches for a priceless medieval artifact-just ahead of those who've already killed to obtain it.
Why did Amazon approach her?
Because of her high volume of book sales on their site. She has had 12 different novels crack into the Top 20 historicals on the Amazon site, five of which were the number one historical romance on Amazon.
So, how did that come about exactly? How did she do this?
She epublished some of her out-of-print titles in May of 2011 and sold almost half a million ebooks. Books to which she now owns rights. In addition reintroducing the list of out-of-print historicals, she also published some original historical and romantic suspense. Her books have received high reviews from well regarded sources-Romantic Times magazine gave Protecting Britannia four stars.
About Cheryl Bolen
Before Harlequin Historical published her first book in 1998, Bolen had won several writing contests in romantic suspense, but she put those books aside to concentrate on her historicals, which have also been published by Kensington's Zebra imprint and Love Inspired Historical, a division of Harlequin.
She maintains a blog on Regency England at www.CherylsRegencyRamblings.wordpress.com, and meets with readers at her Cheryl Bolen Books page on Facebook. Her website, www.CherylBolen.com, features her more than 20 books as well as 20 year's worth of articles she's written on writing and on Regency England.
Her books are also available at Barnes & Noble.