Exclusivity - the grand question July 12, 2015 14:55Hugh Howey, the lord and saviour of all us independent publishers, recently posed a very valid question regarding Amazon exclusivity:
"I could reach twenty million readers in the state of New York or one million around the globe. Which is the right call?"
And so, I have a question for my readers - where do you purchase the majority of your ebooks? For those of you using readers other than the Kindle - have you experimented with the Kindle reading app to read Amazon exclusives on your device? Or do you steer clear of Kindle titles altogether?
And of course, a question for my fellow authors - how many of your titles, if any, do you have enrolled in the KDP Select program? Do you see comparable sales from any other platforms on those titles that are non-exclusive? What are your feelings on exclusivity in general?
I'll be spending the next few weeks watching my sales very carefully, to see how things have changed since I completely removed myself from Amazon exclusivity. If I don't find a fanbase on the new platforms I'm experimenting with, I may very well return to the Kindle Select Program. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Vote for Switch's cover! April 30, 2015 12:29
Hey everyone! Today is a big day for my next self-publishing adventure. With the input of some extremely kind fellow readers and writers of fantasy, I've created five unique cover options for my most recent novel, The Witches of Armour Hill: Switch. And now... it's time for my fans to vote for their favourite!
I've posted the five cover options below - take a look, and leave a comment or send me an email letting me know which one you think Switch should be published with. Whichever one receives the most love, both here and on my Facebook page, will be the winner!
The Witches of Armour Hill: Switch will be published this summer - cast your vote to be a part of it!