aka The Place Where I Answer Your Burning Questions About My Books 🙂
Last updated October 2019
Q: Where can I buy your books?
A: You can find my ebooks in the Kindle store at Amazon (U.S. and the international Kindle stores). Many of my books, at any given time, can also be read for free via the Kindle Unlimited program at Amazon. Occasionally I put my titles in wide e-release (at BN, Kobo, iBookstore, etc.), but you can always find them at Amazon. My paperbacks are available only at Amazon.
Q: Why are your ebooks in the Kindle store and not everywhere else all the time?
A: To have a book in the Kindle Unlimited program (readers pay a low monthly subscription fee to Amazon that allows them to download books for free), the book has to be exclusive at Amazon for a minimum of 90 days and not available on any other digital platform during that time. If you’re unfamiliar with Kindle Unlimited, you can learn more about it here. I know the exclusivity at Amazon isn’t great for readers who either don’t like shopping at Amazon and/or who need epub or other formats. Believe me, most authors aren’t jumping for joy about it either. Some authors choose to put their books in wide release, across all formats, and forgo Kindle Unlimited completely. But many authors reach a pretty big audience through KU. I am one of those authors. I have gained a whole lot of new readers who have found my books via KU.
For those of us who do have a big KU readership, we have to make the tough choice about being exclusive at Amazon in order to reach that KU audience, or do wide release and miss out on the KU readership altogether. The sad reality is that I don’t earn enough from sales at Kobo, B&N, iBookstore, and other smaller vendors to even come close to the size of the audience I typically reach in the KU program. So that’s why my books tend to stay exclusive at Amazon much of the time.
That said, I do understand some readers just really prefer not to shop at Amazon or they have a Kobo ereader or they simply prefer reading in iBooks or need an epub format for any number of reasons. Which is why, recently, I’ve begun moving my books into wide release periodically, for a month or two at a time, to allow readers to get them at a variety of vendors. Shifting books back and forth is not a perfect solution, but it’s the only way, for now, to try to accommodate as many readers as possible.
That said… If you’re desperate for an epub of one of my books and don’t want to wait until the book is in wide release, drop me an email. I do offer a select number of free copies in exchange for reviews. 🙂
Q: Are you EVER going to finish the Draegan Lords series?
A: The short answer is…yes! Long answer…I had to take some time off from writing for a while due to the incredible workload at my day job and some major family health issues. So the series got put on the back burner for a long while. I know it was frustrating from many readers, and I apologize. It was frustrating for me, too. But now, for the first time in almost fifteen years, writing is once again my full-time job! And the Draegan Lords series is my priority to finish. The first step in that process was to get the first four books (True of Heart, Lords of Kellesborne, Fires of Ballian, and An Unexpected Magick) re-released. My publisher closed in the spring of 2016, leaving my entire backlist orphaned. So I spent most of 2017 getting those books polished, re-edited, and re-published. I’ve been working on Dark Magick Rising since then (it’s a HUGE book). It should be finished by the end of 2019 and published probably sometime in early-ish 2020. After that, I’ll dive into Circle of Ariend.
Q: How do you pronounce some of the words in the Draegan Lords series?
A: I actually wrote a blog post about this very thing and you can find it here: Draegan Lords Pronunciation Guide
Q: Are you ever going to write a sequel to Falling?
A: Yes! I’ve actually had one planned for years, and even have a first chapter written. So, once my Draegan Lords series is back on track, that may actually be the next set of books I work on–getting Falling revised and re-released, then writing the sequel. We’ll see. But, yes, eventually!
Q: When you re-release your books, will there be paperbacks?
A: Yes, that’s the plan. In fact, Hometown Heart just came out in paperback this month (October 2019!). Familiar will be next, then the Draegan Lords books. Any of my books that are long enough will definitely go into paperback in the hopefully not-too-distant future. Some books that were originally combined into anthologies (like the first two Draegan Lords books, for example) will appear in paperback separately this time.
Q: Are your books ever going to be available as audiobooks?
A: I hope so! Since I’ve never had a book in that format before, and I’m an indie author now and don’t have a publisher to handle it for me, I’ll have to do some research first on how to get it done and also see if it’s cost-effective for me. But, yes, I hope to break into that market down the road.
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