One of the most challenging aspects of being indie published is putting books on library shelves. While not easy, there are ways to accomplish that, but they often require upfront investment and reader interest to come to fruition. With more and more readers turning to digital libraries, particularly OverDrive, we decided to put more effort in finding ways to reach those digital shelves instead.
That’s where Draft 2 Digital comes into play. Late last summer, they began offering distribution to Overdrive and we jumped on it as soon as possible.
While the process took a while to complete, it’s finally a reality! All our currently published titles (with the exception of Gator which is published under a different agreement with Amazon Kindle Worlds), are now available for request from OverDrive digital libraries around the world.
If your local library offers access to OverDrive with your library card, you can recommend titles or the entire series for purchase through the recommendation tool.
For a full tutorial on how to recommend titles at your OverDrive digital library, please visit OverDrive’s help site.
We hope to make our books accessible to many more readers that way but we need your help to do it. Recommend our titles today!
Chris and Cecilia
Cecilia is here for her semiannual visit to kick off the new year and we’re charging into 2018 with a long list of things we look forward to accomplishing, including several releases (VERY) long overdue. We appreciate the continuous support of our readers through an extended hiatus in new releases.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be plotting mayhem and world domination. Well, more like plotting stories and putting words down. You can monitor the progress we’re making on our projects and find updates via our website under Our Books > WIP Updates.
Now for the nitty-gritty…
To ring in the new year, we have placed all our eligible titles on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. This is a one-time 3-month stint. The books will return to all other retailers at the end of the exclusivity period. For those of you who subscribe to the Amazon service and have not finished the Countermeasure Series or have not had a taste of the AWE Crew (GATOR or MADDEN), here‘s your chance. You can find all direct retail links to the books on the reading order page for each series (links in text).
If you have subscriber friends or family members who enjoy kick-ass heroes and heroines, hot romance, and full-tilt adventure, share the love with them!
That’s all for now. Stay toasty and may all your dreams come true in 2018.
Chris & Cecilia
As we gear up for Penned Con in September, we are starting to look for fun giveaways and promotional items to have hand at the event.
With the upcoming release of ACE, we wanted to be sure that the AWE Crew was included in the mix and ta dah!
Check it out! We just received these little wooden book USBs we ordered from USB Memory Direct. They are so cute! We can’t wait to get them into readers’ hands.
What was the best swag item you received at an author event? Post a comment below and we'll select one random comment to win a FREE signed copy of Madden tomorrow morning (Sunday April 23rd).
Independent publishing comes with many perks. One of them is the ability to set a title’s price to anything we want, including free for short or long term promotions. Sometimes, setting a book’s price to free is an easy task on most retailers, but not so on Amazon.
You see, Amazon doesn’t allow for setting the price to $0.00. Therefore, you will have to resort to forcing a price matching to Amazon’s competitors.
I’m going to share with you a few steps that can facilitate the process and make it all go smoothly.
As you may already know, All Romance eBooks is closing its doors today (December 31, 2016). If you are an ARe customer, make sure to download copies of your purchased titles before the end of the day as you won't have access to the dashboard after they shut it down for good.
ARe's closure is even more troubling for those who purchased items on pre-order. Unlike other retailers that only charge customers' credit cards at time of release and delivery of the title, ARe charged their customers at the time of purchase. From what we understand, there will be no refunds for those purchases. This means many customers have already paid for titles that have not been yet released and whose authors will not be paid either (for more information on this please visit http://blogcritics.org/publisher-all-romance-ebooks-closing-hits-new-low-in-stealing-from-authors/).
Thank you for reading our books and Happy New Year!