This summer, I put some books into KDP Select, which means you can read them free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. This was an experiment – I think KU skews to new content not backlist, and also to frequent publicataion. My suspicions have been proven right this summer, at least for my books. As a result, these titles will be going back into wide distribution at the end of their 90 day term in KU and I wanted to give you fair warning of the change.
The first three books in the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances are currently in KU, but will finish their term September 1 and go wide again. This will make them available at all portals in time for the publication of the fourth and final book in the series, Under the Mistletoe.
Coven of Mercy and An Elegy for Melusine will also finish their term in KU on September 1 and go wide. This will make them available at all portals before Dragon’s Kiss is published, which is good since they are connected to the DragonFate Novels. I’ll also republish the collection Beguiled (which includes both of those stories) at all portals in September.
If you’re a KU subscriber, grab your copies this month!
I’m going to enroll some titles in Kindle Unlimited, which means that they have to be available exclusively at Amazon. I have a number of promotions booked this month, which will influence both the timing of series going into KU and (frankly) how many series go into the program.
I’ve decided that the Dragonfire Novels, the Dragons of Incendium and the Prometheus Project will definitely be enrolled, probably the first week of July.
It’s the paranormal and fantasy work that’s on the move. I plan to enroll my time travels in KU in July as well. I’m picking away at the unpublishing so you’ll see books disappearing from the various portals. Incendium, for example, is already unpublished at Nook and GooglePlay. There are collections in all three series included in a promotion at Kobo that goes through June 30, so they’ll be available there until that’s completed. The time travels are included in a promotion at Kobo that will run June 27 to July 4 so can’t move to KU until after that.
But I’ve already started enrolling titles. The two short works linked to my dragon PNR series – Coven of Mercy and An Elegy for Melusine – are now enrolled in KU.
Beguiled has been unpublished from other portals and is available only at Amazon, because those two shorts are included in it, but that collection is not in KU.
Secret Heart Ink is also enrolled in KU now, and I’ve dropped the prices on all five of these books to 99cents, too.
I’m still thinking about my historical romances. We’ll see how this month’s sales go first.
If you’re missing any of these titles in your collection and prefer to shop at other portals than Amazon, this is a good chance to grab those books.
There’s a new digital boxed set coming on December 26 and the pre-order is live at Amazon now. Knights in Shining Armor features three medieval romances of mine, each with a hero who goes above and beyond for his lady love.
Included are The Temptress, The Snow White Bride, and The Crusader’s Kiss.
As a Christmas present to readers everywhere, the bundle is specially priced at $2.99. It will be available in Kindle Unlimited when it’s published, and only available for 90 days.
Remember that Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys will only be available until December 25. When the bad boys leave, the knights will ride in!
Pre-order at Amazon:
I’ve launched another experiment and wanted to let you all know about it. This summer, I’ve seen a new trend in my sales at various portals. My medieval romances always sold best at Amazon, but over the last few months, the percentages have shifted even more. As a result, I’ve decided to give Kindle Unlimited another try. If the books are mostly selling at Amazon, I might as well take advantage of the exclusivity offers there.
So, I’ve unpublished three series from the other portals and enrolled them in KU. The Rogues of Ravensmuir, The True Love Brides and The Champions of St. Euphemia, as well as the upcoming bundle Heartbreakers, are exclusively at Amazon and mostly enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.
There is one straggler—The Crusader’s Bride is in a promotion at Kobo until the end of August, so it will be unpublished from Kobo after that. It won’t be going immediately into KU because it’s going into a special KU bundle. I’ll tell you about that as soon as I can, but it’s an exciting project.
The registration period for Kindle Unlimited is 90 days, so we’ll see how this goes and I’ll reassess in November. In the meantime, if you’re a KU subscriber, here’s your chance to read a lot of my medieval romances!
I’ve also been moving the print distribution on these books from Createspace to KDP. This seems to allow lower pricing, probably because the books are only available to Amazon, and I like getting my trade paperbacks to $9.99 or $10.99US (instead of $14.99 or $16.99US).
Of course, they all remain available in Ingrams editions which are distributed everywhere, so if you don’t shop at Amazon, don’t worry! You can still buy print editions of my books. 🙂
Edited to Add – I’ve added a menu item for Kindle Unlimited so you can easily find links for the books that are enrolled in that program.