K.M. Riley prefers the support offered by traditional publishers. But she knows marketing and networking are still essential, and she shares some of her methods.
1. Tell me briefly about your latest book – what is it about and what motivated you to write it?
Fever Rising is an action-packed dystopian where society has been divided into castes, and the genetically modified fighters are leading a revolution to overthrow the government that owns them.
I was motivated to write Fever Rising when I was working overseas. I had a lot of free time and the inspiration just hit me.
2. How have your sales been?
Sales are decent online. It takes a lot of work trying to promote oneself and make a name for the book. I’ve had more success at local Barnes & Nobles signings where I’ve sold out more than once. There I get a chance to talk to interested readers and answer any questions they might have.
3. You’ve had experience with both self-publishing and traditional publishing. Which do you prefer, and why?
I’ve had experience with both, but I still prefer a traditional publisher. As I’ve stated below, they’re there to help the author succeed, taking a lot of pressure involved in producing the book off the author’s shoulders.