Breaking News: ‘Baby Grand’ to be Released as eBook

Well, it’s official. My debut novel Baby Grand will be released as an eBook through Amazon’s KDP Select program. Final draft and cover should be ready for upload by mid-April with publication in late April/first week of May. I’ll keep you posted on the details.

And I’m happy to announce that throughout the publishing process I will continue to work with Stonesong – the New York-based literary agency that signed-up Baby Grand back in January 2010 when the manuscript was merely a third completed. I don’t know what I would do without the support and dedication and amazingness of Judy Linden and the entire Stonesong team who have been staunch supporters not only of this book, but of me, and I am so happy to be doing this with such a dynamic group of women.

In the coming weeks, as we get closer to Baby Grand’s publication date, I will be answering questions you may have regarding this announcement, such as why I chose to self-publish, why I chose to go with Amazon’s KDP Select, etc. And, as always, I will share with you the ins and outs of the process, from copyediting to price-setting to making myself nuts watching sales stats (and I will!).

Expect the big cover reveal in the coming weeks as well as advance praise for Baby Grand!

What’s more, I have plans to make Baby Grand available as a print-on-demand paperback for those of you who like to read books the old-fashioned way (I know you’re out there!). I would include my Mom in this group, but she just told me last week that she would read my novel anywhere, even if it were written on a napkin. :)

I look forward to sharing all the exciting news surrounding the release of this book. Thank you to all of you who have supported me since I started writing this blog (my two-year anniversary is March 30) and for your support of authors and reading.

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18 thoughts on “Breaking News: ‘Baby Grand’ to be Released as eBook

  1. Congrats!! I, too, would read your book on paper towels or napkins, if needed. Cannot wait to see what your great imagination has created!

    • Felice! OMG, that is so sweet of you to say! And if this eBook thing doesn’t work out, I may indeed be writing the next one on a napkin, so I’ll remember you said that. :) Thank you! Thank you!

    • Oh, Kathleen, you are so wonderful! Just FYI: During the first three months of the release while BABY GRAND is on Amazon’s KDP Select, the book will only be available to Kindle owners — and is available to Amazon Prime members for free in the Lending Library. So the BABY GRAND eBook won’t be available to everyone — Nook, iPad, Kinde app for smartphones — until around August. However, the paperback WILL be available to everyone when it comes out later this year. I will be discussing in a future blog post why I decided to do it this way, but in a nutshell I think Amazon’s KDP Select program offers good marketing opportunities for new novelists who need to distinguish themselves from everything else out there. We’ll see… It’s all so new! Thanks, as always, for your comment!

  2. Great stuff Dina, I love the idea of this blog, wish I’d found it sooner. I’ve recently followed your progress as I am in a similar situation with my first e-book out in April too in the UK and wherever else will have me :) So, congratulations and I wish you all the best with the e-book. Love the comment about the napkin too, excellent stuff.

    • Thanks, Tom! So excited to hear your first eBook is set to premiere as well. I’d love to interview you for my Debut Author Q&A series that runs on Tuesdays. If you’re interested, email me at debutauthor [at] dinasantorelli [dot] com. Thanks for the comment!

  3. I am so excited and happy for you.

    I’ve been following your adventures and can hardly wait to read your book.

    You have kept me going many times when I have just wanted to walk away and give it up. But I don’t.

    • Susan, your comment nearly had me in tears. That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you. And, no, don’t ever give up. Write what’s in your heart, and you can never go wrong. Hang in there! I’m rooting for you!

      • You’re welcome. You know, you write, you blog and you just say what you have to say and it’s wonderful when people actually say something back! It makes my day.

        I have found that this adventure of writing is not easy at all. You have to rearrange your life and be very dedicated, so when I read what someone else is going through, I realize it’s the nature of the beast.

        Thank you and I will keep going. :D

  4. Hey! I just left a comment on your most recent post thinking I was leaving a comment on this one. This is so exciting! I will spread the word…

  5. Congrats! I saw your pitch on Rachelle’s blog, and then I came over here to read the back story regarding your decision. Wishing you much success. (Love the cover art. Aaaand I just subscribed to your blog so that I don’t miss any more news!) :)

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