Queen of the bonkbuster will e-publish revised edition under her own steam in the US
By Alison Flood
Jackie Collins, queen of the glitzy bonkbuster, is the latest bestselling author to take the DIY route, announcing plans to self-publish a rewritten version of her novel, The Bitch, in the US.
Collins told US publishing website GalleyCat that she will self-publish an ebook of The Bitch in March, “a complete rewrite” of the novel, for $2.99 or less. A sequel to The Stud, The Bitch continues the story of Fontaine Khaled, who has “an Arab millionaire among her yesterdays and hard-gambling Nico for all her tomorrows”, as she “calls the shots from her plush limos and black satin sheets”.
“It’s a total experiment. It might sell two copies or it might sell 200,000. Who knows?” said Collins, whose conventionally-published books have shifted more than 400m copies worldwide. “”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.”
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