I just found out about a NEW feature that Amazon will be rolling out in the coming weeks (October?). It’s called Kindle MatchBook and I’m very excited about it both as a reader and an author. The way it works is, for select print books purchased as far back as 1995 from Amazon, you will be able to (if the authors/publishers choose to enroll) purchase a Kindle copy for a greatly reduced price. Some may even be FREE depending on the original book price and publisher choice.
I have just enrolled all 3 of my current books so that anyone who has purchased a print copy from Amazon will be able to get the Kindle version for just 99 cents. It has already occurred to me that some of you may have purchased my print books elsewhere and I plan to make every effort to extend this to you as well. Even if you have an e-reader other than a Kindle, I have plans to make a similar offer available. Stay tuned for more info.
I have been a little apprehensive about how my books would go over in the UK, since my main character and her family is from there and a good portion of the story is based there. Well, I recently got my first review from a reader in the UK and it was indeed positive!
Not only that, but it was from a fellow author there!! As I’ve been completely consumed in writing my series I haven’t had a chance to read any of her books yet, but I feel the least I can do is share her information. Some of you might find something of interest.
Whew! Such a poignant moment listening to Liz Longley‘s ‘Unraveling‘ while writing a beautiful scene for Alex and Rohan. I wonder if other authors have this happen to them. Deep in the middle of Book 7, I trust the wait will be worth it! Music has played a great part in this series. I have songs and playlists that I listen to while I write. I’m considering sharing some of the other songs and maybe scenes that I’ve associated some of them with. Let me know if you’d be interested in that.
I’m happy to say that my first book IMMORTAL REBORN: ARIANNA’S CHOICE has received 2 more positive reviews today. It is now at a 4.7 out of 5 average for 11 reviews on Amazon. Not too bad for a first novel, I think. I hope those of you who have read it and haven’t reviewed or rated will agree. Even if you don’t choose to write a review, you can easily just leave a star rating.
If you haven’t read my first book, take advantage of Amazon’s currently reduced price, or order it directly from my createspace store. If you e-read, get it while the 99¢ price lasts on Kindle or from most other e-book sellers, or if you prefer brick & mortar…visit The Book Tavern on Broad Street in Augusta, GA for your copy. I believe most other brick and mortar book stores can order a copy for you as well, if you are not in the Augusta Area. Ask at your favorite book store!
I know summer doesn’t officially start for another 3 weeks, but as far as my ‘day job’, IT IS NOW SUMMER for me. This is good news for you and me. Summer is when I can be most productive in my writing. I’m currently in the middle of the 7th book in my Children Of Angels series. This also means I will have time to return and begin to edit the 4th book. I learned with book 3 not to set deadlines for myself, but I hope I will get the yet to be formally named 4th book completed and released for you by late summer or early fall. Hang in there, readers!
Now back to writing…