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The Shadow of this World is #2 in Alt History & #Free on Amazon

Feeling a bit chuffed, as my UK friends say, that The Shadow of this World is finding interest on Amazon. Probably because it’s different from the normal historicals (it’s occult and paranormal wrapped in history with a side of romance … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Pay by the Page on KU: I do the math so you don’t have to

Day 2 of The Odyssey of Falling Royalties The pogrom at Scribd commences with about 30K romance titles slashed from their catalog because romance readers actually *gasp* read. A lot. Any analyst worth his salt could have explained that the … Continue reading

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Update to the Zon Brouhaha

An update to the brouhaha with KDP Select vs Xena the Warrior Author (moi): I received an email in reply to my complaint/explanation. Yes, they realize that indeed it can be difficult to clear channels but once I confirm that … Continue reading

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Preemptive Strikes and Amazon: Welcome to the New Despotism

Amazon, in particular KDP, has been extolling the virtues of going exclusive with Kindle Select—offering a variety of incentives, including Kindle Unlimited. I blogged earlier that I decided to try it out, so I withdrew from all other sales channels, … Continue reading

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Taking Sides. Maybe. On Kindle Unlimited.

On the matter of Kindle Unlimited… There’s been a boatload of discussions around whether or not Kindle Unlimited (KU) is the Second Coming or the death knell for indies and publishing in general. There are allegations that it is a … Continue reading

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