At Writer’s Relief, we’re committed to helping authors navigate the path to publishing—whether they choose traditional publishing opportunities or decide to self-publish. Some authors committed to the traditional publishing route might think self-publishing is a second-rate option. However, respect for self-publishing continues to grow within the industry—to the point that some authors are choosing self-publishing first! While the traditional route can sometimes offer more security in marketing and distribution, self-publishing offers the author more control over the whole process, not to mention immeasurable pride of ownership. If you’ve exhausted all traditional publishing possibilities or want to jump right in, here are five reasons why self-publishing may be the right choice for you.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories The Novel Cover Art Revealed!

For many fans who have been awaiting the release of the Kingdom Hearts novel series for many years now, it was a delightful surprise to discover that the second volume based on Chain of Memories would be releasing only six months after the first novel in the series. On September 22nd, 2015, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories The Novel will release in bookstores across North America and online for the first time ever!

The Kingdom Hearts novel series, written by Tomoco Kanemaki (scenario writer for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days) and illustrated by Shiro Amano, was first published on June 30, 2005 and has seen a release of 18 novels based on the games & two special novels thus far. The on-going novel series serves as a unique experience for fans of the Kingdom Hearts series, providing more in-depth looks into the lives and personalities of beloved characters as well as adding new events and backstories that were previously not seen in the games.

Yen Press will publish Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories The Novel under their light novel imprint Yen On. You can check out the cover of the novel along with links to where you can order it on our website!

Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Kingdom Hearts: The Novel to see how Sora’s journey began, and Shiro Amano’s manga series based on the games!

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Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James did a very bad Twitter Q&A

In a move that should have surprised exactly no one, E.L. James’ Monday afternoon Twitter Q&A went horribly off the rails almost immediately. Although the chat didn’t quite reach R. Kelly levels of awkwardness, the tweets piggybacking on the#AskELJames hashtag held nothing back while questioning the Fifty Shades Of Grey series author about her writing skills, her books’ problematic premises, and her familiar themes.

Full story at avclub.com