Kindle Unlimited: The Key Questions

Kindle Unlimited: as a reader, it seems magical; as a writer…still unsure. Everybody is talking about it now, and I believe this post by David Gaughran sums it up perfectly.

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amazon_kindle_unlimitedAmazon launched Kindle Unlimited on Friday, giving self-publishers a big decision to make.

The long-rumored subscription service will allow users to download unlimited books for $9.99 a month, and reader reaction has been, from what I can see, overwhelmingly positive – especially because they will be able to test the service with a month’s free trial. Writers have been a little more cautious, for all sorts of reasons I’ll try and tease out below.

The main stumbling block for self-publishers is that participation in Kindle Unlimited is restricted to titles enrolled in KDP Select – Amazon’s program which offers various additional marketing tools in exchange for exclusivity. Author compensation will be similar to borrows under the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – a percentage of money from a fixed pool. The only real twist is that payment will be triggered when 10% of downloaded books have been read.

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Cover Reveal: Myself in Blue, #1.5 – Many Kinds of Unforgettable

The next installment in the Myself in Blue series came faster than I imagined. The characters really wanted to tell their stories!

It will be released this month, and you can (and I think you should 🙂 ) already add it on Goodreads. If you can’t wait to have it, read this:

I’ll give 15 complimentary copies of the novella (ebook format) to the 15 first people who follow my blog, starting NOW.

And now, it’s COVER REVEAL time!

Just  like the cover of Myself in Blue 1, this one also started with an original photo by the amazingly talented Giulia Marotta.  Please visit her on Pixabay.

Thanks a million to Sue and Tabatha Washington, who are also hosting the cover reveal today at:

https://www.facebook.com/FictionsOurAddiction

http://suesrevealsandpromotions.blogspot.co.uk/?zx=f13325efa1ed6a8

 

Please Note: This novella can be read as a standalone, but there are several references that can be spoilers if you haven’t read Myself in Blue, book 1, so it may be better to read the books in order.

 

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Anna Oshiro Morning-Goodwin and William Butler grew up together. Ever since they met, at the tender age of 5, they have been inseparable.

Now at 15, their friendship is blossoming into something deeper; something that makes them both excited and scared.

Life, however, plays its tricks. William’s father wants to return to Ireland, and Anna receives some disturbing news from her godmother and doctor. Decided not to let their last summer together be ruined by her health problems, she never tells William, and faces her fight alone.

The little time they still have together must be full of unforgettable moments that will last forever in their hearts, or at least until the day they meet again.

Anna and William have 3 months to create as many kinds of unforgettable as possible.

It’s happening – Myself in Blue Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

myselfinblueblogtourYeah, baby! Myself in Blue Blog Tour starts today and ends Friday, July 11.

Check out the stops and be sure to sign up for the giveaway. You may win:

A Paperback Copy of Myself in Blue (only for US, sorry rest of the world! :/);

2 Ebook Copies of Myself in Blue (international);

A $15 dollar Amazon Gift Card (international);

10 Bookmarks (international).

Thanks a billion to the magnificent Shane, from Itching For Books, and thanks to all the beautiful bloggers who signed up!

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Blog Tour Schedule:

July 7th –

Fiction’s Our Addiction *Review & Dream Cast (blogger’s choice)

Book N Blog *Review & Excerpt (blogger’s choice)

July 8th –

Extaordinaryreads *Review & Excerpt (blogger’s choice)

TMWECSOFF *Review & Playlist (blogger’s choice)

July 10th –

D’eBook Sharing Book Reviews *Review

July 11th –

sue cover reveals & book promotions *Excerpt

Rockin’ Book Reviews *Review