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What if Amazon Killed Kindle Unlimited?

A thought experiment What if Amazon killed Kindle Unlimited? I’m asking the question without any actual information that this is going to happen, so consider this a thought experiment, with a half-decent understanding of the indie marketplace sprinkled in. It’s not an alarm. Although…maybe it could be, because there are signs out there, if you…

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There will continue to be stories like this

A new scandal has put a spotlight (again) on the way indie publishing operates these days, and let me just say, this one’s a doozy. Why? Well, it has a little of everything, and it’s being amplified by the righteous anger of a traditionally published author who (commendably, for the most part) takes no prisoners.…

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Google Playing Around

I received an interesting email from Amazon last week, which read (in part) as follows: We recently noticed the digital list price for the title(s) listed below is higher than the list price of the same book listed on Amazon.com.au or another website. Unfiction… is listed on Amazon.com.au at AUD 8.07 and at AUD 1.09…

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Kindle Unlimited Is Not Here to Make Friends

I want to talk a little about an Amazon service called Kindle Unlimited, because it’s complicated and interesting, and is increasingly the primary discussion subject among authors (of the indie variety) and not for a lot of really good reasons. Here’s the summary, from the reader’s perspective: Kindle Unlimited (KU) is a subscription plan whereby…

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Unfiction Audiobook

Big news! Unfiction is now available as an audiobook! Before we get any further, here are the links. Audible Amazon Apple     Long-time listeners will note that I went with a new narrator for this book. I thought Unfiction needed a slightly different angle than what I’ve gotten from Steve in the past, which…

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Fixer audiobook

At long last, there is an audiobook available for Fixer. Here’s a sharp-looking cover to stare at first. The links to buy are here: Audible Amazon Apple Something sort of interesting: the audiobook is classified as mystery/thriller on Audible and as mystery on iTunes. Those are secondary categories I picked for the book when I listed…

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Immortal and the Island of Impossible Things Audiobook

Immortal and the Island of Impossible Things, the latest Immortal novel, is now available as an Audiobook, as of, oh, a few hours ago. Here’s the nifty cover. And here are the nifty links: Audible Amazon Apple What’s next? As I probably said somewhere before, we’re going to keep on churning out audiobooks around here…

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The Overprice Is Right

I came to an important realization last week: there may come a time, in the next few months, when I have to publish something I actively do not want people to buy. No, I don’t mean my next novel. (Good guess! But please buy it!) I’m talking about something else, a thing we industry professionals like…

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A Brief View From the Top

I basically have two kinds of blog posts: Here’s an announcement about my writing career Let me tell you a thing about the writing business I try not to sound too much like I’m bragging in the former, and I try not to get too wonky in the latter. I assume most of you are…

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About also-boughts, or how I ruined everything

In what I expect will be a common practice for quite a few of my fellow writers in the coming years, last week I republished four novels after the publisher (who is closing shop) released the rights. In other words: welcome to the first day of the rest of my writing career! I am very excited.…

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