Self-Publishing in German: How to Translate, Publish and Market your Books by Skye B. MacKinnon
The German e-book market is growing rapidly and readers are hungry for more books – your books.
Translations are no longer just reserved for big publishers. More and more indie authors follow suit, commissioning their own translations and diving into a lucrative market. It’s a logical step for any successful author: you’ve already written the book, now find new ways to expand your reach.
In this book, you will learn how to go about translating your book, what to look out for when choosing a translator and what legal issues you have to consider. For example, did you know titles in Germany are protected and you can’t use one that already exists?
Once you have your finished translation, you will have to decide on how to publish the book. Direct with retailers, through a distributor or a mix of both – we’ll take a detailed look at all of the options to help you make an informed decision.We’ll also discuss how to produce print and audio versions of your book to give you maximum exposure.
The thing that may be most daunting for authors who don’t speak any German is how to market your book. How do you market in a foreign language? Where to get reviews? How do you access retailer promotions? Is there a German version of Bookbub?
This in-depth guide contains interviews with experts, insider tips from other authors as well as case studies that will help you succeed with your German self-publishing adventure.
Download a FREE printable English/German self-publishing dictionary at perytonpress.com/skye_b_mackinnon!
The ‘Zon (Amazon) strikes again! Apparently this absolutely fabulous book is too naughty for them so they banned it. Well I say it’s their loss, it’s one of my favourite books. The amazing author Kathryn Moon has been busy putting the book up everywhere else. Here’s the universal link: books2read.com/alorm
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor by Kathryn Moon
On the brink of losing her position as a maid and with no prospects to go on, the offer of a place at Rooksgrave Manor—a house of ill and unusual repute—sounds like a perfect fit for a young woman with Esther’s inclinations. Even better, the invitation comes by the hand of the handsome Dr. Underwood, a delicate gentleman with a ferocious alter ego who knows exactly what he wants from Esther.
Upon arrival, the men and the daily decadence of the manor feel too good to be true for a girl of Esther’s station. There are rules to be followed, expectations to meet, and Esther is afraid she might be too wicked even for a place like Rooksgrave.
Temptations lurk around every shadowy corner and Esther has never been a girl able to resist. But the risk of disappointing her new gentlemen isn’t all that’s threatening Esther’s new position. Rooksgrave Manor’s protections for its unusual patrons are failing, the wards are crumbling, and Esther’s new and exquisitely pleasurable life may all come tumbling down.
Look at all the deliciousness that arrived with my signed paperback. 🥰😍🥰
Lilith. My name brings fear and images of a dark seductress out to claim the souls of men. In reality, I’m a woman scorned by her husband for being too sexual. Okay, yes, I went on a murdering rampage after being tossed to the side by him, but a woman can hurt, can’t she?Well, Adam can take his vanilla ass somewhere else. I know what I like and I have been enjoying it for millennia, while he died with his balls still blue and unsatisfied.Now, my endeavors are put in jeopardy as the council calls me before them to question a series of deaths they believe I’m responsible for. Just because I like to fuck, doesn’t mean I like to kill. Anymore. For Hell’s sake, I haven’t consumed a soul after sex in eons.I’m left with two choices, give in and be sent back to Hell, or find out who is responsible for this darkness they accuse me of?Oh, what is the Queen of Seduction to do?
As a lone wolf, I avoid imprinting on a mate like my life depends on it. Because it does.
My brother gave his life to help me escape the pack. Now, after being in hiding for the last few years, I’m seeing shifters outside of their normal territory, and they’re getting closer to my little patch of wolf-free paradise.
If they find out I’m still alive, they’ll haul me back and mate me to some random wolf, keeping me as a breeding machine to perpetuate our species. Forced imprinting is supposed to be forbidden, but if I know my pack, that won’t stop them from getting what they want.
With danger lurking around every corner and the chance of me being caught getting ever higher, I’m on the verge of descending into hopelessness. Until I meet Roman. But what if he’s just the lure to chain me to a different pack?
As badly as I want to be free from the obligations of a pack, that freedom just might cost me the guy. But as it turns out, my feelings for Roman are only half my trouble…
For seventeen years Alexis “Lexi” Turner has been running. From foster homes, creeps on the street and the law.
Lexi is a survivor, she has spent her whole life moving from one abusive foster home to the next, until she decided to take charge of her own life. Living in abandoned buildings, couch surfing and working at a strip clubs were a huge improvement on what she had before.
All she needs is enough money to feed herself, finish high school and hopefully go to college. She has a plan. That is until she is caught and sent to live with a strange foster family up-state, —her new high school isn’t much better.
Rafferty King was forced like Lexi to this new foster home, but he fits in better. And that’s saying something for a total misfit. Hot as hell and getting into fights, while ignoring her existence. Whatever.
Then there are the twins Ranger and Maverick, also known as “The joker and The Loner.” They know who she is and give her the new girl treatment she is all too familiar with.
And how can a history teacher look that hot, there should be rules against that kind of thing. But there is something about Galen Donovani, that has Lexi feeling safe when he is near. While everyone else avoids him.
What the hell is going on in the state of Washington. And why are there so many wolves roaming at Port Willow High!
The things that go bump in the night are supposed to be headboards, not monsters.
Leaving my husband was hard. Trying to face the world alone with my teenage daughter is the sort of thing nightmares are made of, but I caught a break. My best friend just hired me for a great job. It’s not anything special, simply managing the leasing office of this very fancy and highly exclusive neighborhood, yet the perks mean I get my second chance.
Speaking of perks, my rent-free house is right beside not just one handsome man, but five! Each one is hotter than the last, and all of them seem interested in me. Maybe I can’t remember the last date I was on, but if I want to master being a strong woman, then this is a good place to start. It’s just dating, right?
Normal life stuff. Not so much.
Everyone around us has these strange golden eyes. Then there are the questions no one will answer. And who cares if there’s a lot of wildlife running around at night? I do, especially when a wolf keeps sneaking into my backyard. I have a kid to worry about. Things have got to change before someone gets bitten!
Normal is going out the window, and fast. My neighbors say I don’t belong here, and they don’t mean because I’m Hispanic. Never mind that I just heard a man growl. Now they’re talking about fated somethings, and I’m pretty sure they mean me.
I feel like I’m going crazy!
Because when I said I wanted to learn how to be strong, this wasn’t what I meant at all. Still, when it comes to taking care of my little girl, I will definitely learn how to be the biggest bitch on the block.
The Morass Coven was once the most powerful, dark witch coven to walk between the realms. Until the day they cursed themselves in order to save their last born daughter. A child that would be destined for darkness.
Twenty-five years later, and she has returned to the cursed grounds of her hometown, Hells Hallow. Tanda Morass is the last living descendent of the Morass bloodline and she has returned home in order to finish what her coven started. Defeat what forced her coven to take such drastic measures to ensure her life.
The key to her success hinges on bonding with the leaders of the town, the six men that make up the Hells Hallow Council.
Can Tanda convince these alpha males to put their differences aside and help her, or will she die trying to be a hero she was never meant to be?
“Every story has an ending, don’t fool yourself into thinking they’ll all be happy.”
Kenna is a human in a magic biased world, but a night at the club changes everything.
There she meets four sexy strangers who unbind the magic she never knew she had. Now she needs their help to train her wild and unpredictable magic, and to find the truth of who she really is before someone she loves gets hurt.
She is tormented by events in her past, and the secret she has guarded for so long threatens to destroy everything.
*** This a slow burn reverse harem book and contains scenes and references of abuse some readers may find triggering.***
Ariana has been stuck inside a cage as long as she can remember.
From one master to the next, she hasn’t known kindness since her parents were alive, and even then, she never belonged to herself. When a handsome werewolf saves her from the fighting pits, Ariana’s life is turned upside down.
Thrown into a brand new world, Ariana discovers she’s not only a wolf, but the Silver Shifter, a being born every hundred years, and she’s supposed to be the last. But her hot new alpha is hiding more than he’s telling, including the alphas of the other New York packs.
Wolves. Dragons. Bears. Panthers. Each pack is holding back a secret from her, like why Ariana feels an unnatural pull to each.
This is a no-choosing necessary paranormal romance series that features one kick-butt woman and her four shifter mates. It contains violence, medium burn romance, sexually explicit content, magic, vampires, and a lot of action. For ages 18+.
Five possessive gods and the end of mankind. That’s my fate.
I always thought the end of the world was a myth. But then, I also thought Norse gods were make believe too. They’re not. Five of them are coming for me. They claim I will only survive if I surrender to them, body and soul. But they don’t realize it’s about so much more than carnal servitude. I am so much more than they could ever suspect. So much more than even I knew. I am the only one who can stop Ragnarök from covering the world in ice and darkness. The only one who can save gods and men alike from annihilation. And in the shadows lurks betrayal so deep it will change the fate of the world…
For fans of Marata Eros’ ‘The Druid’ series and Patricia Brigg’s ‘Alpha and Omega’ series comes a steamy take on Norse mythology. Omegaverse filled to the brim with wicked alphas, magic and fated mates.
Calluna: A Paranormal RomCom (Spell Library Book 4) by Jewels Arthur
Calluna is sassy, snarky, and doesn’t give a crap about, well, anything.
Calluna doesn’t believe in all this love garbage that she keeps seeing all over the town. Nope, she is just fine keeping to herself and her pet store, Beastie Besties, spank you very much.
When a goofy romance book draws her in and she is given a meerkat shifter, a fennec fox shifter, a fallen angel, and a griffin shifter — well, Calluna’s views on love might be in for a whirlwind of change.
Will this whirlwind romance get in the way of the mystery she has yet to solve? There is someone in town cursing animals with dark magic, causing her shop to become a land of misfit pets. Calluna is determined to break the curses and find the culprit but she’ll have to travel down a dark road herself.
Calluna is a paranormal romance that is a part of the Silver Springs shared universe. Calluna will not be choosing at the end.
When you get screwed over by a man, there is one person you call. The Heartbreaker. Her name is whispered in bridge clubs and yoga classes, the simple card with her phone number and a painted broken heart, the sign of hope for women wanting to dish out their revenge.
She does to the men exactly what they have done to her clients. Only payback is a dish best served cold, and in spades. Whether it’s insults that leave them crying, questioning their very manhood, or gets them hot and bothered, only to leave them hanging in public, she does it all, and with flair.
When Stella’s favorite coffee shop hires a gorgeous new barista, she finds it incredibly difficult to resist his charms. There is only one problem with this seemingly perfect match, he’s hiding a secret that may change her life forever.
A tragic accident leaves ten-year-old Andre orphaned, and with no other relatives, there is no other option for him other than the orphanage.
Only a year younger, Simone had no clue why the new boy cried all the time and lashed out at the nuns. They were only trying to help him. All she knew was that he needed a friend and she was determined to be that person, no matter how many times Andre rejected her.
Once he accepted her friendship, the two quickly became inseparable until it was time for Andre to leave the orphanage behind on his eighteenth birthday.
With a bag of clothes, a small amount of money and the birthday cake Simone made him, he left with a promise that he would return for her.
When her time to leave came and went, he didn’t come back though. Heartbroken and lost, she decided to stay and work in the only home she had ever known, never forgetting Andre or giving up her hope of his return.
Inspired by the nuns that raised him, and following his calling from God, he is reassigned to a church to finish seminary only to find the very last person he expected to see again. The very one he had left behind so many years ago.
As they work together in service, he found himself doubting the life he chose for himself, doubting the vows he was soon to take.
His feelings for his best friend had only grown in his absence though and he wasn’t certain if he should take the chance and act on them, or if Simone even felt the same way.
Would Andre be able to remain faithful to the cloth, or will the temptation prove to be too great?
Her Donut Shifters: A Short Quirky Reverse Harem Romantic Comedy
My name is Jetta, and I’m not a psychopath. I just hate donuts.
When the Squishy Shifters Donut Emporium opens down the street from my house, I want it gone.
Can one sugary drink, three delicious donut shifters, and a few dozen sugary treats change my mind?
Or will my hatred for donuts get between me and my fated mates?
Her Donut Shifters is a short fun-filled steamy reverse harem romcom featuring a witch who hates donuts and three shifters who love them. It stands alone and comes complete with quirky characters, laugh-out-loud moments, shenanigan with donuts, and a happily-ever-after. Grab a sugary snack and dig in!
Dropped by the Royal Ballet, I return home to my empty house in Cornwall with nothing but ghosts, and memories of a past I am desperate to forget. It takes months of depression before I pull myself out of the bleakness and attempt to start living again.
With a new job as an assistant to the wealthy but elusive Sachov family, I find myself caught up in a tangled web of desire, pain and sexual awakening that will either destroy me entirely or bring me back to life.
My name is Rose, and I am their muse.
COMPLETE SERIES – READING ORDER AS FOLLOWS:#1 Steps #2 Strokes #3 Strings #4 SymphonyThis is a why choose romance for 18+ readers and contains suicide, self-harm and other topics that may be difficult for some readers. Read at your own discretion.***
Suburbia Series (Reverse Harem Box Set with Bonus Scenes)
SECRETS, BETRAYAL, LOVE…
Your favorite contemporary RH series of dirty little secrets newly edited with bonus materials!
Books 1 & 2
In the small suburbs of Atlanta, a close-knit community normally welcomes new members. But are they that welcoming to Samantha when she moves in? And what secrets are hiding behind the polished homes and manicured lawns?
Samantha uncovers skeletons in closets, some in her own that are life-changing beyond anything she could ever imagine.
Jake is the sexy neighbor who uncovers lies in his own marriage, ones that bring in his best friend Stuart. But what are the two men hiding themselves?
Mario has his own past that makes him keep women at arm’s length, until he meets Samantha, a woman like no other. But his own past comes to haunt him and could destroy the relationship he’s always wanted.
Follow the lives of the four lovers as they navigate their unconventional relationship in the face of dangers and drama that tries to tear them apart.
Samantha has been keeping a couple of secrets from her parents. Not only her unconventional relationship with her three men, but also a baby on the way.
When her mom guilt-trips her into leaving the city to come home to their small town for Christmas, she knows she has to find a way to reveal her secrets.
Will her three husbands be able to win over her bearish father? Especially when everything they try to do goes seriously wrong.
Enjoy this comedic Reverse Harem Holiday Romance.
A prequel to Suburbia that shows the life of Suburbia’s most hated characters. Find out what secrets from their past shaped them to be the women they are. Can they be redeemed and finally find the happiness they deserve?
*Please note the trigger warnings. This does not need to be read in order to complete the series.
Find the inside scoop on some of the favorite characters, questions answered on what happened to a certain ex-wife, and much more of Samantha and her guys!
The Reapers Series
Morana Valdis was born into a life of crime. Mobsters and murder were apart of her daily life. After losing the most precious piece of her, the monster was unleashed.
Named after the Goddess of Death, Morana became the darkness they always tried to keep caged.
The Reaper was born. After a mysterious package is delivered to her, holding key pieces of evidence in the murder of her twin brother. Morana and her Reapers set out to seek revenge, as an unknown evil begins to close in.
Can The Reapers make it out of Sanorah alive?
*The reapers series is a dark new adult, crime syndicate suspense story, with a sexy reverse harem, and will be a four-book series. ** Triggers including violence, graphic murder, assault both sexual and otherwise, please proceed with caution. ***The Reapers series must be read in order.
Ever make it your life goal to stay far, far away from sexy men who live and breathe vehicles? No? Just me?
Most of my life has been spent hiding behind one of the West Coast’s most infamous players in the automotive industry.
But when he unexpectedly dies and the family business falls under new management, I’m forced to step from the shadows. After being relocated across country, they demand I infiltrate the local street racing scene, find out who runs it, and aid in a takeover.
I convince myself there’s no other choice. Failing to carry out these demands will result in the unraveling of my darkest secrets… the unraveling of me.
Then, I meet them — the men who bring light into my otherwise spiraling dark existence.
They are intoxicating, dangerous, and irresistible. And, as if things aren’t complicated enough, they’re my only leads to the underground world of fast cars and dirty money.
Will I be able to unearth enough information to keep my secrets buried without losing these men who are quickly stealing my heart?
Buckle up for Fast & Furious meets Driven in this high-octane, edge-of-your-seat Reverse Harem Romance!
Perfect for them Series
Love is more fun when it is Forbidden.
My first kiss happened at a party and the lights were turned off, so I’ll never know who kissed me that night. I just know that no one ever made me feel like my mystery guy, no matter how many I kissed.
That summer, I fell for two hot twin brothers: Chase and Reid. Everything fell apart when they became my stepbrothers and things between us had to change. Our friendship ended and was replaced by indifference and distance.
Three years later I’m back in Star Cove and so are Chase and Reid with their two hot and friendly best friends Bryce and Parker. This is the summer before college and I’m stuck in the past, between my forbidden stepbrothers, the boy I’m dating and a kiss that’s lost forever.
Warning: This is a why choose story where the heroine won’t have to choose between her different love interests and has sexual scenes, swearing and mild violence. Suitable only for readers aged 18+
Gamer Girls Series
The last thing a broken girl needs is perfection.
Love isn’t something Dez has time for. Simply staying alive is too much work. Even worse, the thing trying to get her is something she can’t outrun: her own dark thoughts. Three years after the incident, she’s only getting worse. Even the thought of casually brushing up against another person triggers her panic attacks, yet everyone says she should be fine.
They call her a survivor, but this feels more like a downward spiral – until a random encounter brings her face to face with the one person who might understand. Chance needs a miracle, and he’s decided she’s the only thing that can save his crumbling game company. Her, the broken girl with way too many issues.
She agrees to help but has three conditions. First, no one will touch her – ever. Second, no drug tests, because she won’t pass. Third, when she’s done, he won’t try to stop her from quitting. Those are her rules, and to Dez, this isn’t just a game.
Except he has his own problem. Chance needs contact to feel whole, and she can’t handle the idea of being touched. There’s no way this situation can work. Plus, if her secrets come out, she won’t be the miracle he needs.
But can her flaws finally help? Or is this game over?
The Gamer Girls series features strong women and the men who love them. Knowledge about gaming and/or gamer culture is not necessary to enjoy this story. Graphic language and situations that are suitable for a mature audience are included. FLAWED is a standalone novel that moves forward a larger story.
TRIGGER WARNING: Discussions of rape and assault, domestic violence, addiction, suicidal tendencies, phobias, bullying, cyber harassment, violence, and more. This is a love story, but finding love isn’t always easy.
Losing My Heart Series
A hired gun is on the loose and has his sights set on the daughter of the most powerful drug lord in North America. Katie Rosemond just barely escapes with her life, but now, her future is in the hands of a ruthless man who would do anything to protect his asset. That man is her father. After working his way up from being a simple drug mule to the inner circle of the Boss, Ramone becomes one of his most trusted men. That trust puts him in charge of Katie’s safety, and he is not going to let a spoiled brat ruin his ambitions. In fact, he will use it to his advantage. In a dangerous world where one wrong move can put his head on a pike, he isn’t counting on love to be the most dangerous of all.
Quintessence: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
She’s just a housekeeper. She has debts. She needs a job.
They’re geniuses. They have money. They need a housekeeper.
More importantly… they need her.
A new job leads to a happily-ever-after Sascha could never have foreseen…
Read the completeQuintessence Collection, a timeless love story, in one volume for the first time ever.
Over four-hundred-fifty thousand words!
Contains never-before-published bonus scenes.
A Rotten Love Duet
Such an ugly sin.
Yet, here I am guilty of it.
See, I envy you.
You who wake up in the morning not knowing what your future will entail. A blessed uncertainty filled with hope and mystery, with the potential to make it whatever you aspire it to be.
Must be nice — to open your eyes and dream of such a promising existence.
I have no such hopeful misguided notions.
My fate has been written down on crumpled paper, made smooth and immaculate by bloody tainted hands for the outside world to behold, since the day I was conceived.
There is no happily ever after for me but I’ve come to terms with my gilded golden cage long ago.
It’s their destiny that keeps me up at night — the pieces of my soul.
They are the ones who I would defy the devil himself for and stare true evil in the eye, taunting it to do its worst.
There is nothing I wouldn’t do for them, yet I know the wheel of fortune is not in our favor.
So, yes — I envy you.
While you dream of your colorful tomorrow, I dread its grayish arrival.
You see, we were all born rotten.
And rotten girls and boys don’t deserve a fairytale ending.
This is mafia #whychoose contemporary romance, full length novel.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, adult situations and sensitive content.
The Hell’s Rebel’s Collection
I’m aptly named. I’m Lucifer in the flesh: Lucie to those who love me, B*tch to those who loathe me. I have plenty of enemies, most of them in the clubhouse where I was raised. But I’m tired of being an outsider, tired of being on the outside looking in. I want to go home. And home? Isn’t a place. It’s with four men. Four bikers who own my heart and soul, and have done since I was a kid. Even if they betrayed me. But I’ll forgive them. I will. Only after I make them pay for their mistakes…
My family has enemies. Enemies that made us pay through my suffering. All these years later, after being kidnapped, I can only sleep in the arms of a biker my daddies would kill if they knew how he shielded me. And he isn’t the only one. Saint? Keys? Ink? They’re more than just bikers, more than just brothers. They’re my sanity. I love them. And they love me. Now it’s time for them to realize we’re made to be together…
The collection contains an EXCLUSIVE scene that will never be released anywhere else.
The Hell’s Rebel Collection consists of titles that were originally published as THEIR SINNER and THEIR SAINT. You can now enjoy both mother and daughter’s books in the one collection.