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EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Collins to Self-Publish

In our forthcoming So What Do You Do? interview with mega-bestselling author Jackie Collins, she reveals exclusively to us, that within the next three weeks she will release an eBook for The Bitch, a complete rewrite of her previous version of the novel, with a price point of $2.99 or less.

Seth Godin, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and even billionaire Mark Cuban have gone the DIY route, and now Collins is joining their ranks.

Although she will continue to work with her traditional publisher for other books, Collins was going through her old work recently when she thought that The Bitch would be the perfect eBook. The novel was also a movie, which Collins said “wasn’t that good and didn’t turn out the way that I wanted it to.”

Why eBooks now? Collins said she is drawn to the format “just to be innovative and as a gift for my fans. It’s a total experiment. It might sell two copies or it might sell 200,000. Who knows?”

Evidently, this could be more than just a one-time endeavor for the author. “If it does well, I probably will continue to e-publish, because I have a book of short stories and my publisher says short stories don’t sell,” she told us.

UPDATE: You can now read our full “So What Do You Do?” interview with Jackie Collins on mediabistro.com.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post erroneously said the author had left her traditional publisher.

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