Overdrive and Blackstone

I’m in the midst of changing my Overdrive distribution. (le sigh) Overdrive is a portal that specializes in selling (or licensing) ebook and audio content to libraries. I’ve uploaded my content directly to Overdrive since 2012, although I’ve never loved their interface. Now, there are many other options available for getting content delivered there, all of which are easier to use. I’ve been on the fence about this, but have finally jumped off. 🙂

Since I use Draft2Digital to deliver to other library systems (Biblioteca and Baker & Taylor) I’ll be delivering my ebooks to Overdrive from there, too. There may be a short period of time during which they aren’t available at Overdrive, but all should be well by the end of the year. Transitions take time. It’s also possible that any reviews on Overdrive may not be transported to the new editions.

My audiobooks are also changing their distribution, as well. They’ll continue to be distributed to Apple, Amazon and Audible from Audible, but my contract with Blackstone will terminate on December 31. After that, my audiobooks will get to all other portals via Findaway Voices. So, the link at Kobo will probably disappear briefly then reappear with a new link. The content will be identical.

Once these transitions are completed, new ebook and audio titles will made available at all the subsidiary portals much more quickly. I’m hoping that the transitions will also fix some metadata errors, so fingers crossed.

New Distribution

There are some new distribution portals for my books that I want to share with you today. This comes of updating book interiors and having another look at where the books are for sale, how they’re getting there, and where things can be tweaked. As a result, I made some changes and additions.

(FYI – None of the buttons below are linked, although they are linked to the appropriate product page on the book pages here on the site.)

Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Amazon.co.ukBuy at Amazon.caBuy at Amazon.deOn many of my historical romance pages, you’ll find only Amazon links for digital content. This is because my medieval romances are all being enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, which means the digital editions can’t be available anywhere else. Right now, the Rogues of Ravensmuir, the Jewels of Kinfairlie, the True Love Brides and the Champions of St. Euphemia are enrolled in KU.

One Knight Enchanted, book #2 of the Sayerne Series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI’ll be moving the time travel romances over before the end of the year, the Bride Quest II books in December and the Bride Quest I books in January. All new medieval romance releases, like One Knight Enchanted, will be published directly into Kindle Unlimited. I’m also participating in some multi-author boxed sets which are in KU. You can check the status of any of these books on the new Kindle Unlimited page here on the website.

Buy at Scribd, Tolino, 24Symbols, InkteraThe Books 2 Read button is supported by Draft 2 Digital. Whenever it appears on a book product page, it’ll take you to a landing page for that book with links to Tolino, Scribd, 24Symbols, and Inktera.

Buy at OverdriveThis button will take you to an Overdrive product page. I have my books available there only for libraries, not for consumer sales. You can ask your library to add my books to their catalogue.

Buy at GooglePlayI’ve been using an aggregator called Pronoun to distribute my books to GooglePlay. On Monday, Pronoun announced that they were closing, so I’ve reloaded the books directly to GooglePlay. The links will change, once the books are processed and made available for salea again. I’m hoping that will be later this week.

Buy at AudibleBuy at iBooksBuy at Amazon.comMy audiobooks originally were distributed by Audible, which ensured that they were for sale at Audible, Amazon, and iBooks. Remember that Audible has a new romance subscription program for romance: the Jewels of Kinfairlie audiobooks are enrolled in that.

Buy at BlackstoneBuy at DownpourBuy at Barnes&NobleBuy at KoboMy audiobooks continue to be available that the above portals, but I also have them distributed through Blackstone now. This means that my audiobooks are available more places and also as physical CD’s as well as digital downloads. Blackstone’s own portals are Blackstone for libraries and Downpour—you’ll find audio rentals at Downpour, too. Blackstone’s distribution is how my audiobooks are getting to Barnes & Noble and also to Kobo – remember that Kobo has a subscription plan for audio, similar to Audible’s regular subscription plan, but I think the pricing works out a little better for Canadians.

Buy MOBI e-book from DeborahBuy EPUB e-book from Deborah When possible, I sell digital editions directly to you from my Selz store. There are also free downloads in the store—like colouring pages, book lists, book charms, downloadable samples, and family trees. You’ll find the store right here. All the digital books are in this category.

Buy at Amazon.comBuy at Barnes&NobleBuy at The Book DepositoryBuy at Chapters IndigoBuy at IndieBound Print copies of my books are available at many portals. Amazon, B&N, the Book Depository, Indigo, and IndieBound are only a few of the portals. If these aren’t your favorite places to shop, search on your portal of choice for the title in question. Because I use Ingrams for print distribution, any bookstore can order a copy of any of my books for you.

Buy Signed Print Book from DeborahYou can also order signed print copies of my books from my online store. Although the store calculates postage, the calculator needs a bit of refinement – I always charge the actual postage, so you might get a refund. I have some older editions for sale as well as the current ones, and I offer special pricing on entire series. You’ll find all the print books for sale in my online store, right here.

New Audible Subscription Plan

The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix in audioHere’s another alternative for those of you who love audiobooks: Audible has just introduced a new subscription plan. Right now, it’s only for Romance. I think of it as KU for audibooks.

The audiobooks for the Jewels of Kinfairlie are enrolled in this program—The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride, and The Ballad of Rosamunde—and I’ll be adding the rest of my audiobooks to it later this month.

Here’s The Beauty Bride on Audible.

Learn more about this new option on the Audible website, right here.

AudioBooks at Kobo

Kobo added audiobooks to their site at the beginning of September, and also introduced a subscription program for listeners. I finally added the Kobo links for my audiobooks to my website, so am sharing them with you today in one handy post.

The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix in audioThe Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix

The Rogue

The Beauty Bride

The Rose Red Bride

The Snow White Bride

The Ballad of Rosamunde

The Renegade’s Heart

The Highlander’s CurseWyvern's Mate, book #1 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in audioThe Ballad of Rosamunde by Claire Delacroix in audio

The Frost Maiden’s Kiss

The Warrior’s Prize

The Crusader’s Bride

The Crusader’s Heart

Wyvern’s Mate

You can learn more about the subscription program at Kobo right here.

ACX for Canadian Authors

Today’s the day so many Canadian indie authors have been waiting for! ACX is now open to authors in US, UK, Canada and Ireland. 🙂

ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) is a portal that helps indie authors create audiobooks of their work and distribute them. There are many many (many!) voice samples there from narrators all over the world, and you can request auditions – that’s when narrators read a sample of your book, so you can hear their interpretation of it. You can contract for the audiobook through ACX and once the book is done, distribute it to Amazon, Audible and iBooks.

ACX has a blog post today about this new opportunity for Canadian and Irish indies: you can find it right here.

Wider AudioBook Distribution

Three more of my audiobooks are going into wider distribution. As well as finding them at Amazon, Apple and Audible, they’ll be available at Downpour, B&N, Indigo and also available to libraries.

The B&N links are a little bit slow to populate – The Warrior’s Prize should be there, for example – but I’ll share what I have with you, today.

The Frost Maiden’s Kiss

Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo


The Warrior’s Prize

Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo

 


The Crusader’s Bride

Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo

The Crusader's Heart by Claire DelacroixThe last of my audiobooks to go into wide distribution will be The Crusader’s Heart, which will be available at these same additional portals in July.

 

 

 

More Audio Distribution for the Jewels of Kinfairlie

My audiobooks have been moving into wider distribution this year, but I’ve fallen behind on sharing links with you.

All of the Jewels of Kinfairlie audiobooks are now available at multiple portals, including B&N and Indigo. (Something strange has happened with The Snow White Bride at Indigo, but the metadata people are fixing it. It’ll be there soon.)

Read an interview with narrator Saskia Maarleveld.

Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo Buy at Deborah's Selz store


Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo Buy at Deborah's Selz store


Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble


Buy at Audible Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at BlackstoneBuy at Downpour Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at Chapters Indigo

 

Wyvern’s Mate in Audio – on CD!

I love getting boxes in the mail. Last week, I received a box with a few of these in it:

Wyvern's Mate, audio cds, a paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld

They’re the physical CD copies of Wyvern’s Mate in audio. Aren’t they cool?!

Have a listen:

Buy the audiobook:
Buy it at Audible Buy at Amazon US Buy at Blackstone Buy at Downpour

The audiobook of Wyvern’s Mate goes on sale September 13, just in time for you to listen up before Wyvern’s Prince goes on sale September 20. Saskia Maarleveld narrated this audiobook and will be continuing with the series: she’ll be recording Nero’s Dream at the same time as Wyvern’s Prince and (fingers crossed) Arista’s Legacy.