A Love Most Dangerous to be published by Lake Union Publishing

I have been an Indie author now since April 2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the steep learning curve which has come with it. Three weeks ago I got an email out of the blue from one of Amazon’s own imprints saying they would like to publish ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ as one of their titles.

I couldn’t believe it. I’d almost deleted the email thinking it was spam and now I read it again and again. Over the next few days I had a series of very helpful conversations and emails with the Acquisitions Manager I was dealing with.

A few years ago I would have swum to Seattle to agree the deal but since I’ve been an Indie I’ve come to value my independence highly. After a series of discussions I decided to accept Lake Union’s offer because they can offer expertise which will be very useful and, equally importantly, they are happy to work with me in a collaborative manner. They will also make the book available in print.

So, I’m now what Bob Mayer (I think) first called a Hybrid author. My other books will continue to be self-published; I give Lake Union first refusal on my next book and can continue to sell ‘A Love Most Dangerous’ until they are ready to re-launch it.

In the meanwhile I have two editors who are going to work with me to polish up the book plus all the extras which Amazon’s publishing houses can offer. CA_GD_LAKE_final_2(2)

If only my Mum was still here to tell.

About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martinโ€™s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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4 Responses to A Love Most Dangerous to be published by Lake Union Publishing

  1. Many congrats Martin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Biggest congratulations! Well done!

  3. tigers68 says:

    Well done Martin….I am still in awe of the book…you took me to a time and place I had no prior interest in and now you have me watching the Showtime series The Tudors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Erin Winslow says:

    Hipp hipp hurra! ๐Ÿ™‚

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