Romance Novelist Shian Serei Enters Russian Book Market

Shian Serei published Kingdom of Meridian in Russia

Aspiring Authors Seek Platforms Beyond Amazon

For emerging eBook authors, the path is quite common: Write a manuscript, find a publisher and get listed on Amazon. For the more adventurous, there are additional platforms such as the Nook, Kobo and iBooks to extend your presence in the world of online books. While Google Play revises its eBook system, leaving it currently unavailable to new authors, the ability to reach audiences in foreign countries becomes more challenging. That’s where new platforms become more attractive for authors seeking the widest range of potential readers.

Getting Your Romance Novel on Russian Book Sites

Shian Serei, author of the Kingdom of Meridian Saga (see Volume 1 – The Bee Keeper’s Daughter) was frustrated by the limitations of getting books into the hands of readers in Russia, where the first book in the series takes place.  “It would be ideal for the book to translated into Russian first, but I knew that a lot of people in that market read English books regularly to improve their skills. They’ve told me that they are tired of the classics, they want new stories, that resonate from their perspective rather than abroad,” said Serei.

The Russian eBook market is growing fast, but it doesn’t work in the same manner as Amazon. Small publishers and eBook services to meet their entry needs are difficult to find. Moreover, the process of ordering a printed book, even on demand versions, typically involves a local pickup location rather than direct to door delivery.

Online Book Giants in Russia: Ozon and LitRes

Aurous publishing, the momentum behind Shian’s emergence onto Amazon and other platforms, decided the idea was worth exploring. After several months of shoulder shrugs and dead ends, they found a way to get The Bee Keeper’s Daughter onto the top book sites in the Russian Federation: Ozon.ru and Litres.ru.

The success of an English book in a Russian book market remains to be seen, but the achievement offered a needed alternative to the gaps caused by Google Play’s currently closed system.

The Bee Keeper’s Daughter will debut in September 2016 on the Russian book market, with hopes of connecting the readers with an American writer’s story about their country in the medieval time of 1290AD.

Update September 3, 2016

Aurous publishing succeeded in getting The Bee Keeper’s Daughter onto Ozon.ru and Litres.ru.

Reviews of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

Could NOT stop reading…

best-romance-novel-reviews_2Could NOT stop reading...
All I can say is WOW, AMAZING, One of the best book I had ever read and I read a lot of books. The book has a great mixture of drama, romance, sexual content and suspense. You will not be disappointed by this book. I devoured the entire book in 5 days....Just make sure your tablet or phone is fully charged and have your charger handy. You will not be able to stop reading. This book is THAT GOOD!!! Can't wait for the second book!!!!



































Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei
Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Language English Genre Romantic Fiction
ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8
Rating: 5 Review Date July 26, 2016

The Bee Keeper's Daughter
5.0
2016-07-19T12:10:53-04:00
Could NOT stop reading... All I can say is WOW, AMAZING, One of the best book I had ever read and I read a lot of books. The book has a great mixture of drama, romance, sexual content and suspense. You will not be disappointed by this book. I devoured the entire book in 5 days....Just make sure your tablet or phone is fully charged and have your charger handy. You will not be able to stop reading. This book is THAT GOOD!!! Can't wait for the second book!!!! Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing Language English Genre Romantic Fiction ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8 Rating: 5 Review Date July 26, 2016

Love and Destiny

best-romance-novel-reviewWOW JUST WOW!!!!!!
Author Shian Serei, captivated me on the first chapter. I was hooked. The writer draws you right into this story.The Beekeepers Daughter is vol.1 of five books. The story takes place in medieval Russia and will take you through a series of tragic events. You'll navigate alongside the heroine experiencing a new world filled with danger, trust, adventure, love, and destiny. What can I say, Author Shian Serei has written an amazing book. In this story, you'll encounter sizzling tales of a passionate affair with drama, romance, and mystery. With this said, I am already looking forward to the next book and hope to feel that passion and excitement again. I hope the next book is filled with more steaming HOT scenes! I can't get enough, and I cannot wait to see how Maria's story ends!!! I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a way to warm up a cold night 😉 This series is HOT and intense. Very well done Mr. Serei!!!




































Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei
Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Language English Genre Romantic Fiction
ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8
Rating: 5 Review Date August 31, 2016

The Bee Keeper's Daughter
5.0
2016-09-05T22:26:55-04:00
WOW JUST WOW!!!!!! Author Shian Serei, captivated me on the first chapter. I was hooked. The writer draws you right into this story.The Beekeepers Daughter is vol.1 of five books. The story takes place in medieval Russia and will take you through a series of tragic events. You'll navigate alongside the heroine experiencing a new world filled with danger, trust, adventure, love, and destiny. What can I say, Author Shian Serei has written an amazing book. In this story, you'll encounter sizzling tales of a passionate affair with drama, romance, and mystery. With this said, I am already looking forward to the next book and hope to feel that passion and excitement again. I hope the next book is filled with more steaming HOT scenes! I can't get enough, and I cannot wait to see how Maria's story ends!!! I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a way to warm up a cold night 😉 This series is HOT and intense. Very well done Mr. Serei!!! Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing Language English Genre Romantic Fiction ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8 Rating: 5 Review Date August 31, 2016

I felt like I was a character in this story!

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Let me start by saying that I am not a person to read medieval books or novels, but this one captured my attention from the very beginning. The content of the story will keep you reading for hours. In my opinion, it is a well-balanced novel of romance, adventure, history, passion and eroticism. The author has a way of immersing you so deep into the scenes that you’ll feel as if you are there, escaping capture, riding in the ship, and watching those intense encounters.
The pace of events is just right, and I love how the author played with my expectations, surprising me with a twist just as I thought I had it all figured out. I also enjoyed how Mr. Serei developed the characters in the story; it was as if I was living their life, seeing through their eyes and feeling their emotions as my own.
I would recommend this book to anyone. It will take you away on an amazing adventure and drive your imagination to a far away place and time. I cannot wait for the second book; please write faster!


































Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei
Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Language English Genre Romantic Fiction
ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8
Rating: 5 Review Date July 26, 2016

Amazon Customer

The Bee Keeper's Daughter
5.0
2016-11-04T11:37:55-04:00

Amazon Customer

Let me start by saying that I am not a person to read medieval books or novels, but this one captured my attention from the very beginning. The content of the story will keep you reading for hours. In my opinion, it is a well-balanced novel of romance, adventure, history, passion and eroticism. The author has a way of immersing you so deep into the scenes that you’ll feel as if you are there, escaping capture, riding in the ship, and watching those intense encounters. The pace of events is just right, and I love how the author played with my expectations, surprising me with a twist just as I thought I had it all figured out. I also enjoyed how Mr. Serei developed the characters in the story; it was as if I was living their life, seeing through their eyes and feeling their emotions as my own. I would recommend this book to anyone. It will take you away on an amazing adventure and drive your imagination to a far away place and time. I cannot wait for the second book; please write faster! Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing Language English Genre Romantic Fiction ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8 Rating: 5 Review Date July 26, 2016

This book will draw you in…

best-romance-novel-reviews4This book will draw you in...
This book will draw you in and you will become immersed in this wondrous journey that the main character is forced to go on.
I was asked to give my honest review of this new book and after reading the 1st Chapter, I was hooked. The writer draws you right in to this story. The writing was in the 2nd person, and although there are multiple languages smattered throughout the story, it intrigued me. It is a well told story of a farm girl, Maria, as she travails through her journey to join her Mother after her Father's death. Shian Serie has written a good book. There is violence and some disturbing sexual content but it was done in a way to show how difficult Maria's journey to find her Mother, actually was. A sort of discovery of life and all it's hardships, as well as it's joys. I know some languages so the smattering of them did not bother me. There is a translation of all the words used in the end of the book, to help those who need it. This did not detract from the story. It actually enhanced it, as the use of foreign terms, and even some sign language, showed the reader the path that Maria was on as she adjusted and learned as she travels on this journey. I hated the ending... but then I think it was purposeful in venturing on the next journey. I can not wait for the next book in this series.


































Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei
Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Language English Genre Romantic Fiction
ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8
Rating: 4 Review Date July 3, 2016

By Barbara L

The Bee Keeper's Daughter
4.0
2016-07-19T12:08:11-04:00

By Barbara L

This book will draw you in... This book will draw you in and you will become immersed in this wondrous journey that the main character is forced to go on. I was asked to give my honest review of this new book and after reading the 1st Chapter, I was hooked. The writer draws you right in to this story. The writing was in the 2nd person, and although there are multiple languages smattered throughout the story, it intrigued me. It is a well told story of a farm girl, Maria, as she travails through her journey to join her Mother after her Father's death. Shian Serie has written a good book. There is violence and some disturbing sexual content but it was done in a way to show how difficult Maria's journey to find her Mother, actually was. A sort of discovery of life and all it's hardships, as well as it's joys. I know some languages so the smattering of them did not bother me. There is a translation of all the words used in the end of the book, to help those who need it. This did not detract from the story. It actually enhanced it, as the use of foreign terms, and even some sign language, showed the reader the path that Maria was on as she adjusted and learned as she travels on this journey. I hated the ending... but then I think it was purposeful in venturing on the next journey. I can not wait for the next book in this series. Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing Language English Genre Romantic Fiction ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8 Rating: 4 Review Date July 3, 2016

Wow! Action packed from the first page!

best-romance-novel-reviews3Wow! Action packed from the first page!
From the very first page I was hooked! The first chapter really was packed with so much action. So, long story short, I hope this makes it to film. I really loved how this book was written with short chapters. Without spoiling the story for everyone I will say that it's one of the best books I've read in a long time! It contains explicit sexual content ( a warning for those who might find this offensive).
The reason I did not give this book five stars is because it should have been proof read more thoroughly. I found several grammatical errors. But I am very sensitive to the use of correct wording and spelling. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants a good action packed drama. I look forward to the next book.




































Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei
Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Language English Genre Romantic Fiction
ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8
Rating: 4 Review Date July 18, 2016

Vanessa

The Bee Keeper's Daughter
4.0
2016-07-19T12:09:51-04:00

Vanessa

Wow! Action packed from the first page! From the very first page I was hooked! The first chapter really was packed with so much action. So, long story short, I hope this makes it to film. I really loved how this book was written with short chapters. Without spoiling the story for everyone I will say that it's one of the best books I've read in a long time! It contains explicit sexual content ( a warning for those who might find this offensive). The reason I did not give this book five stars is because it should have been proof read more thoroughly. I found several grammatical errors. But I am very sensitive to the use of correct wording and spelling. I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants a good action packed drama. I look forward to the next book. Title: The Bee Keeper's Daughter Author: Shiån Serei Published: 29 May, 2016 Publisher: Aurous Publishing Language English Genre Romantic Fiction ISBN 978-0997129113 Average Rating 4.8 Rating: 4 Review Date July 18, 2016
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