I have a very special (read: awesome!) author featured on the blog today. She’s New York Times bestselling, women’s fiction author Ruth Harris, who has written for just about every powerhouse publisher out there, including Random House, Simon & Shuster, and St. Martin’s Press. Ruth’s fabulous novels have sold millions (millions!) of copies in hardcover and paperback, have been translated in 19 languages, published in 25 countries and selected by the Literary Guild and the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Crikey! That’s a damn impressive resume, wouldn’t you say?
Ruth started in publishing right after she graduated from university. She’s been with Dell, Bantam, and went on to become the publisher at my own house, Kensington Publishing. So it’s safe to say that Ruth not only knows what readers want to read, she also knows how to deliver the goods!
Like many authors these days, Ruth has been acquiring the rights to her backlist and reissuing them as digital books. Indie publishing has become a huge boon to both writers and readers, as novels that were once out of print are now available on a number of reading devices, including the Kindle and Nook. And if you don’t have an e-reader, no worries! You can just download the books right to your computer or smart phone. How cool is that?