For a few months now I have been corresponding with an e-book publisher that may or may not be interested in taking on my novella St. Peter in Chains. First they told me it was under consideration for the back half of this year. Then they told me their slate is full up this year but they’ll consider it for 2013. In the meantime “under consideration” still doesn’t guarantee they’ll publish it at all.
I’d also sent the novella to Amazon Kindle Singles. It was rejected, and from what I can gather, so has everyone been who isn’t already a big-selling name. We’ve all received form e-mails suggesting we use Amazon’s Kindle Direct to self-publish our work. It’s something I’m willing to consider, though I hate the feeling I’d be capitulating to Amazon’s snarky practices. They don’t have a monopoly on self-publishing (in the e-verse anyway), but it’s pretty close given that Kindle is the most widely used e-book reader. Though of course I’d want to offer the novella on a variety of platforms. It will take some research, certainly, and I don’t want to rush into anything.
Which is funny, given that my impatience is the root of all this to begin with.
I will at least look into all my options. There’s a lot of information out there to wade through, so this will take some time, but I like learning things anyway, and I’m always up for a new challenge.