- In August of 2011 Melody Anne published her first book, The Billionaire Wins the Game, to date the book has sold well over 2 million copies.
- Melody Anne is an indie author as well as traditionally published author with both Simon & Schuster and Montlake Publishers.
- Melody’s books are available in four different languages, Spanish, French, German and English.
- First published in June of 2011.
- To date Melody has over 7 million book sales.
- Melody has earned spots on multiple bestseller lists including New York Times and USA Today.
New York Times Best Sellers By Melody Anne
May 26, 2013
#20 in ebooks
Sep 22 2013
#5 in print and ebooks
#3 in ebooks
Dec 1, 2013
#3 in ebooks
#6 in ebooks and print
June 8 2014
#16 in ebooks
#22 in print and ebooks
March 16, 2014
#24 in print and ebooks
#21 in ebooks
October 19th 2014
#15 in ebooks
#19 in ebooks and print combined
January 4th 2015
#9 in ebooks
Interviews and Media Coverage
NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm – Rise of the Dark Angel along with her new Unexpected Hero Series and the newest release “Taken by a Trillionaire,” a collaboration with fellow Authors J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello.
As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding her true calling, and a love of writing nonstop. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.
When Melody isn’t writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.
To date, Melody has over 7 million book sales and has earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, she just loves getting to do what makes her happiest – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.
See Melody’s Website and subscribe to her newsletter at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne. Also, follow her blog at authormelodyanne.blogspot.com.
She looks forward to hearing from you and thanks you for your continued interest in her stories.
Q & A with Melody Anne
If you were able to write another genre instead of romance which one would you pick and why.
I am actually working on a thriller that I have been doing for some time. I love it, but it’s taking a while to get finished. I also have a fantasy YA series that is out. I might do some women’s fiction too. I don’t ever want to limit myself to one thing. There’s just too many great things out there to write about and I love to read across multiple genres, so it’s fitting that I would love to write across them too.
Writing requires discipline. How do you handle your family and your author´s career?
My kids are grown, my daughter 21, and my son 18, so it’s not as difficult for me as it is for author’s with young children. I can work whatever hours I need and I can take days off if I need to. I’m harder on myself than any boss has ever been on me. I know this career requires discipline and I love it so much, so it doesn’t feel like work. I do take time off to go to my nieces and nephews sporting events and school functions and I take days off to play with the family. Otherwise I pretty much work seven days a week.
Which is the hardest part of your writing process and do you deal with it?
When I am struggling to fill in pieces of the books that just won’t come to me. I also have a hard time with edits because I’m tired of working on that story. I want to move on to the next one 🙂
There are many romance authors, best selling ones just as you are, how to make a difference to the readers and make them choose you instead of other writers?
I don’t think it’s a matter of having them choose me over someone else. I have a lot of author friends who we recommend each other all the time. My books take an average of one to three days for a fan to read, depending on how long they have to sit down with the book. And I put out, on average, a book every 2 to 3 months. That’s a lot of down time for someone waiting for my next book. There’s plenty of room in this market for anyone to stand out and become a best seller, but never ever look at other writers as competition. Look at them as your allies, your friends, people you can get advice from, and people who can share this journey with you.
Is there any formula to sell books as much as you have during your prolific career?
I don’t think there’s a magic formula. I think someone coming into it hoping to be an instant best seller is going about it wrong. This world takes a lot of work. Even if you write the next Harry Potter or 50 Shades of Grey, it doesn’t mean you’ll have instant success. You have to work your tail end off to make people aware of the book. It takes a lot of marketing, a lot of advertisements, and a lot of time to get the word out about your books. Once people start to read them, if they are quality books, then they will start helping you market by sharing the books with their friends and family. It’s a giant circle. But if someone comes into this thinking that all they have to do is write the book and then go on to the next, they will be sadly disappointed. The marketing of books takes longer than the actual writing, especially in the beginning.
Which is the best advice that you have receive ever and that have helped you during your work as an author?
Wow. I’ve gotten a lot of great advice. But I would say the best advice has come from my fans. They tell me what they want, through email, social media, reviews, in person at conferences. And I listen to them. If they want something in particular and it’s in my power to give it to them, then I do. For example, my series “Billionaire Bachelors” or more commonly referred to as “The Andersons” was originally only 3 book. My fans wanted more. They didn’t want it to end. So I made 4 more books. Then I had a fan send me a one page email about a dream she had about a lost brother and the series expanded into 5 more books. We should always listen to what the fans want. They are the reason our books find homes.
Now complete with few words:
I love to eat… Pizza. More importantly I love to drink Coffee!!! Nonstop. Day and night. 🙂
I can´t write if… I’m sad
I adore to… Sleep. I love sleep!!
I hate when… I get sick.
Nothing makes me more happy than… babies. I love babies!!
Being with…. my family is priceless
My dream now is… to continue this wild ride I’ve been on for 5 years 🙂
After so many books published, sold and also read, what encourages Melody to keep writing, plotting and having fun with the romance genre?
I’ve been asked this a lot. Romance is all around us. I people watch all the time. I tell my family and friends that nothing they do is safe. I use examples for real life all the time in my books, and I will continue to do so. Sometimes, a dream will inspire a book, sometimes a trip I take. And sometimes just sitting around story boarding with my team of workers, my family and my friends. There’s a great story inside all of us. It just takes courage to let it come out for the world to see.
If you could describe the type of romance you write, which words would you use for it?
Alpha males brought to their knees by the women they can’t resist loving.
Could you please give a message to our Escribe Romántica readers, which are mostly Spanish speakers and romance books lovers?
Don’t ever quit dreaming of something more. Dreams are what inspire wars, lust, love, passion and so much more. Dreams give us hope when we’re hopeless, and dreams make us believe in a better tomorrow. Whether you’re a writer or a reader, always dream. Readers get to slip into fantasy worlds with the turn of a page, and writers get to give that fantasy to themselves and others. So no matter what, don’t stop dreaming.