The New York Times Bestseller List… and are print books dead?

I read recently that self-published books can’t get onto the New York Times Bestseller List. That they weren’t allowed.. or that the New York Times doesn’t recognize self-published sales. I knew, when I read it, that it was false. Black Lies, my erotic romance, hit it three times last year. But it was still a welcome sight to see Hollywood Dirt, my newest baby, hit the list. Twice. Technically, three times, because it hit the eBook list AND the Combined Print/Ebook list.

What does that mean?



Covers are hard. I can’t tell you how much I’ve cursed during cover designs. It’s… unladylike. Recently I did a #HowIWrite video about cover design, you can check it out here.

For Hollywood Dirt’s cover, I hired Hang Le, a super talented designer who creates works of freaking ART. It took alot of sweat and tears, massive amounts of patience from Hang Le, but we finally found the perfect image and setting that I feel does a great job of representing this book!