Today we’re lucky enough to be interviewing Heatherly Bell about stepping out of her comfort zone and her journey in Self-Publishing:
Tricia: Heatherly, you traditionally published your first book, Harte’s Peak as Maria Michaels with White Rose publishing, what made you decide to change the course of your writing career and make the leap into Indie publishing as Heatherly Bell?
Heatherly: That’s a long story, but the short version is that I wanted the freedom to write contemporary romance without offending readers of inspirational fiction. It was also a good way to separate Indie versus Traditional. The jury is still out as to whether or not I will use the Heatherly Bell pen name in any future traditional publishing. Lots of factors will weigh into that decision, I’m sure.
In addition, a traditional publisher will often ask for a non-compete clause in your Indie publishing while you’re under contract…
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