My Final Decision to Traditional Publishing

Logo to Harlequin Romance

I want to desperately say no but I can’t.

Hello, Dominique Gibson is back with a new post. I know it’s been a while since I lasted posted something but I have been extremely busy lately and also been having trouble with the internet. Anyways, I will try to see if I can post this today without any issues.

So, If you can remember correctly, I did TWO videos on why I didn’t want to go the traditional publishing route on my YouTube Channel (If you are interested in learning more, you can click here to access my YouTube channel). I made valid reasons as to why I didn’t want to go this route because of what was going on in the publishing industry. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say I haven’t went back to the Harlequin website just to see if I still had that desire to publish with them.

Come to find out, I sill do.

Despite the horror stories I heard about contracts, royalties, foreign rights, etc. I still want to write for them. For years, I bought the Harlequin Desire books, hoping that my voice would be suited for Harlequin Desire. However, after checking in on their latest website online about open submissions in the Harlequin Romance series, I somehow made the decision to go in a different route and start reading Harlequin Romance to see if it’s the right line for me to write in.

Which is why I bought a book from that line to start reading and get a feel for what they are looking for in a Harlequin Romance…

So go ahead, say that I am a fraud and a fake for saying one thing and doing something else. I am expecting it. I did make those videos about traditional publishing, only to take those words back whenever I thought about Harlequin. But don’t worry, I will still continue writing for the Truson S.E.T. Series as a self-published author while writing for Harlequin at the same time.

So, I will be a hybrid author.

Go me!

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go start reading some Harlequin Romance novels so that I will be able to see if this line is for me. See you soon.

If you are interested, here is the link to the Harlequin website and their call for submissions:

Write for Harlequin

Dominique Gibson

Published by Dominique Gibson

My first love has always been writing since I was eight years old. After getting my Bachelor's Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago and struggling for years trying to get published the traditional way, I decided that the only way to promote my work was to promote myself which is why I am self-publishing my paranormal romance The Truson S.E.T. Series.

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