As an author, you have to appreciate the ability to have rights revert, and for you to publish it yourself in short order.
I am a believer in the traditional publishing process (and I say process because I acknowledge that some indies are taking their projects through this process). The rigor produces excellent books, but no one can compete with a book that’s had the traditional process at a $2.99 price point (unless of course it’s even cheaper!).
This is The Sand Dragon’s second edition. In it, I took into account all reviews, what was working, what wasn’t and I edited accordingly. What’s changed? Heavy editing in the early parts of the book to ensure I didn’t lose the reader. In the latter half I picked up some nits here and there which were nice to catch, but in all, it was satisfying to see that the book works and I’ve had enough distance to view it (somewhat) objectively.
It’s a beautiful thing being able to take reader feedback, revise and rerelease. It doesn’t happen enough in my opinion.
Regardless, the original The Sand Dragon garnered excellent reviews and I truly hope now it will gain an excellent readership at the lower price point.
If you’re interested in well-reviewed horror, then try a sample of The Sand Dragon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Sand-Dragon-ebook/dp/B00A7WKIDA
Want to know more? Here’s the cover matter:
The discovery of an immense pterosaur skeleton lures paleontologist Kim Axon to the tar sands near her childhood home of Fort Mic. But Kim’s not the only one drawn to the find’s siren call, and the others are coming for a very different reason.
Fort Mic, where Kim’s father was murdered long ago, is both blessed and cursed by the shadow population who gravitate to the area for cheap trailers while they mine the sands for oil. Townsfolk begin to fall sick. Fearing the spread of the strange disease, the new doctor quarantines the town.
Now alone, the broken community must rise above its past to battle outsiders who do not fear the return of an ancient evil, but worship it.