I was checking Smashwords this morning and was staggered to see that the Estate of Barbara Cartland is offering several of her romances, all under 45,000 words, at $3.49 each. They were published by M-y Books and are included in a "Pink Collection".
Is this a good or a bad thing for struggling new authors? Will people attracted by Dame Barbara Cartland's name be more inclined to browse the rest of the e-books in Smashwords' Romance section? Or will they not even glance at the writings of we lesser, but living, mortals?
BTW - can't resist adding that it looks like you can be a ghost writer on either side of the grave.
Revised versions of "The Gift" and "Staying Alive" are back on Smashwords.
Experience is the cold water that douses the fire of imagination. From "The Gift"