PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 4, 2013 -
Two free series-starter books by best-selling author T C Southwell, The Queen’s Blade and Slave Empire, are currently being featured on iTune’s Breakout Books promotion, a new initiative from Apple’s iBookstore to promote titles by self-published authors. T C Southwell’s books have received rave reviews online from readers, and their popularity has ensured their inclusion in the Breakout Books promotion, which will be in effect for two weeks.
The New York Times carried the story of the promotion, and Smashwords, one of the most popular self-publishing websites, mentioned Southwell’s books in its blog post: http://blog.smashwords.com/
This new initiative only serves to confirm that the book publishing epicentre is shifting more and more towards self-published authors. The 70 books featured in the Breakout Books promotion were selected by the editorial team at Apple, based on criteria such as reader reviews and sales performance.