My name is Mari Mancusi and I’ve been a legacy author since 2005 when my first book, a romantic comedy/time travel called “A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur’s Court” was published by Dorchester Publishing. Since then I’ve written sixteen books for adults and teens for Dorchester, Berkley, and Dutton Children’s.
Last year, my original publisher started undergoing some financial troubles and announced that they couldn’t pay their authors the royalties owed. Talk about depressing! Knowing I earned money from my books–but would probably never be paid. I now realize it was a sign of the times and the demise of the mass market paperback.
My agent worked hard and was able to secure the rights back for all my backlist titles from the company. And I decided to start the process of putting them all online! After all, if the company wasn’t going to pay me, I needed to find a way to get paid myself.
With this blog, I plan to document my journey from legacy to e-publishing. From print to pixels. Starting with my backlist and eventually creating digital first works for my readers. In addition to telling my story, this blog will be a place to post industry news, promote other authors’ e-works, and include guest blogs from industry professionals.
I truly believe e-publishing has a bright and beautiful future and I’m excited to become a part of it! I hope you will join me on my journey.