Alisha Rai’s novel Serving Pleasure appears on The Post’s list of the year’s best romance fiction. Ms Rai, a lawyer by day, published Serving Pleasure through CreateSpace, Amazon’s independent publishing platform.
In an article in the Washington Post, Sarah MacLean, The Post’s romance reviewer said she had been asked to choose the five best romances of the year and she had, saying Serving Pleasure – the first book to break the no self-published rule – was an excellent example of the best of romance.
She added that romance was a massive market and readers could find exactly the kind of romance they were looking for, because there were so many niches these days.
Ms Rai has published a total of 12 novels, some with traditional publishers and some by herself. She said she had enjoyed experiencing the entire process of making her books, from story to creating a team and to marketing and packaging.
She added that it was important to be honest about your own shortcomings and then hire the people who could be your experts.
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