Let's have a fanfare of trumpets please to celebrate the grand opening of MysterEbooks, a blog dedicated to mysteries published as e-books.
Peg Herring, author of Go Home And Die, lives in northern Michigan and has published, both traditionally and electronically, novels, short stories, plays, and articles. Mysteries compose most of her body of work and are based on her theme: Strong Women, Great Stories.
Because of her interest in e-publishing and her love of the mystery genre, Peg is one of the guiding forces behind the MysterEbooks website. Peg said: "For some time it has bothered me that there seems to be no site online where a person can read about ONLY mysteries published as e-books. With some trepidation and a lot of help, I've decided to attempt to change that."
Peg, with the help of a friend who established a blog dedicated solely to e-published mysteries, plans to begin posting books on Monday, July 26. They're experimenting with the submission process so be patient if there are a few problems at first. They hope that authors will learn of the website and tell them about their books by following the template found on the new site.
Be among the first to be listed. If you have a book that's an e-published mystery, exactly follow the instructions on the site so that your book can be listed. Be warned: if you fail to follow the template, your book will not appear.
In order to list books that provide a quality reading experience, they've made the difficult decision to respectfully refuse listing books that have been self-published since very few self-published books are professionally edited. Career writers like Peg just don't have the time to vet every submission for quality so, to me, it's reasonable to limit the listings to credible publisher produced e-books.
MysterEbooks describes mystery as a book where the solution of a crime must be the dominant theme. So if you'd like to submit a book for consideration, go to MysterEbooks. Study their sample submission, and use the template.
Then send the completed submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll let you know the date your listing will appear on MysterEbooks. Of course, they plan site promotion so readers will learn where they can go to find e-mysteries. If you like reading on electronic devices, visit them to find more about new options for e-reading.
Reading a good mystery is like giving yourself a little vacation - complete with excitement, thrills, and chills - without leaving the comfort - and safety - of your home.
(Previously published on Joan Slings Words.)