Sunday, October 27, 2013

Redistribution Worldwide and The Legacy Series Boxed Set

Most readers are probably not aware, but one of the requirements of putting your books on Amazon KDP program means you must pull all other copies from distribution elsewhere.  The KDP program allows a 90-day period to offer your book free for five days, plus free for prime members during the entire enrollment. For quite some time, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Diesel, Sony, and others have not carried any of the eBook versions of The Legacy Series.

Finally, my commitment to Amazon for exclusivity has come to an end.  Yesterday, I spent the majority of my day reloading my books to my distributor (Smashwords), as well as directly to B&N.  It's been a times-consuming job due to new formatting requirements and larger cover size requirements.  I've yet to upload it to All Romance eBooks.

In addition, I've batched all three books up in one boxed set that sells for $4.99 on Amazon and B&N.  I have to do some reformatting to get it out to the remaining distributors for premium listing.

To date, I've received positive feedback from my readers on The Price of Love.  I'm very thankful for your support of the series.  In addition, it seems that most want book four, The Price of Passion, to see Jolene and Robert married and happy.  No doubt, I'd marry off Philippe, too.  However, it won't happen until next year.  

Also, on a side note, reviews always help on Amazon.  The more reviews, the better chance of being recommended by Kindle to readers.  In addition, I cannot do any heavy advertising until I have at least 10 reviews to qualify for high profile newsletters such BookBub and Kindle Nation, etc., with an average of 4.0.  Anything, even a few lines, always helps and goes a long way for any author in their ability to further promote their work.

In the meantime, I'm spinning off to historical romantic suspense with my new series, "The Manor House Lords."  I've already started the first in the series, Thorncroft Manor.  As time goes on, I'll set up links to my new blog and website for that series.

That's it for now!  It's been a busy weekend.  I could use a drink, but I'll have to find out where Robert Holland stashed the crystal decanter.  


Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's Up for Sale on Kindle

The Price of Love

The Kindle Publish Button Has Been Pushed

Watch for The Price of Love to be up on Kindle in the next 24 hours.  It is categorized as Fiction/Family Sagas and Fiction/Coming of Age.

Other venues to follow, after I take a brief rest.

This about says it all.

Your exhausted author,


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16th Update for The Price of Love

The draft is loaded into Kindle, and I'm filling out the necessary information to push it to publish.  Part of the process is to preview the book on Kindle in different applications to make sure everything looks right.  I'll be doing that until Friday.  

If I keep my timetable, then it will be up and published by Amazon sometime Saturday, October 19th.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Why, Oh Why?

Once again, I've given this book to someone to proof for me.  They've kept it nine days and then I get an email they cannot get it back to me in a timely fashion.  Do you wonder why authors sometimes go stark-raving mad over the inability of people to keep commitments which directly affect your plans?  

At this point, I have no idea which direction to turn.  I may release it as is, and then if I can have it further edited in the months ahead do so and push an update. 


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Update on The Price of Love 10-6-13

UPDATE:  The book is still with my professional editor.  Hopefully, I will get it back within the next few days.  As soon as it's back in my hands, things will move along to the next step.
The Price of Love is still with my editor.  As soon as it is returned, I will work on the corrections and notify my readers of release.  Thanks for your patience. (Updated 10/3/13)

In the meantime, enjoy the new cover.  The background is The Palace of Versailles, the location of one of the scenes in the book as it concludes in Paris.