|Way of the Guilty will be |
released August 31, 2010.
I have read more than one of both the Hope Street Church series and the Flab Five Supper Club, and I recommend them both -- if you're a cozy mystery lover, you'll enjoy these books.
Recently, at the group blog Cozy Chicks, J.B. Stanley did a lot of us a favor by actually discussing the money that she's making from her efforts. For the details, check out her post. The numbers aren't that high, folks. It's definitely a labor of love.
For example, Stanley reports her average advance is $3000, $5000, or $7500 per book, she gets an average of an additional $500 or $1000 for large print or foreign rights, and then she turns around and spends 50-75% of her advance on promoting the book.
For more information:
Janet Evanovich Splitting From St. Martin's Press
Mystery Writer Joe Konrath Talks Money
Highly Successful Authors Put Their Two Cents Worth on The Money Question