Rags to Romance: A chat with hybrid author Bella Andre

Sonoma writer’s seven-figure print deal

Like all media-based industries, publishing has seen its share of digital disruption. Unlike the music and film biz, however, the seismic shifts caused by Kindles, iPads and their lot have had direct benefit for the creative people behind the work. Writers, who often have stopped just short of human sacrifice to score a traditional publishing deal that would net a mere 7 percent royalty off the cover price, are now able to go it alone with little to no overhead and a worldwide market at their fingertips.

Among the thousands of authors successfully charting their own path is Sonoma-based author Bella Andre, who recently inked a seven-figure deal with romance imprint Harlequin MIRA for her popular series?The Sullivans.

How, you ask, can Andre have her indie publishing cred and a major contract, too? Continue reading “Rags to Romance: A chat with hybrid author Bella Andre”