KDP Select

Gunmage Launch Day

My new novel, Gunmage, is now available from Amazon as a Kindle ebook or 6x9" trade paperback. Not a fan of Amazon? Gunmage will enter wider distribution to most online booksellers in the new year. Watch this space or subscribe to my mailing list to make sure you don’t miss the announcement. Special launch pricing ends soon, so...

Learn more about the book and read the first chapter and change free on the Gunmage book page.

Dreambetween Omnibus Sale

This week only (5/23-5/27), you can get the entire historical fantasy series, The Dreambetween Symphony, for just 99¢! The Omnibus Edition of the series features all three novels (Song of the Severed Lord, Exile Ballad, and Requiem) plus the companion volume, Preludes & Elegies. Experience this sprawling saga of dark lords and orphan girls, sorcerous songs and tragic loves today!

 
 

What readers are saying about The Dreambetween Symphony...

“Refreshingly original, exquisitely written, enchanting, beguiling and utterly worth the read.” -Jenny ten Wolde, Amazon reviewer

“M.S. Hund did it again in painting a beautiful world within the Dreambetween.” - Joanna Ogan, author of Prophecy Revealed

“Well written fantasy you feel and see coming together as you read each book.”- Fred Oakman, Amazon reviewer

 

 

Remember: the sale ends Friday, so don’t wait. Load up your Kindle for summer with four books (the entire series!) for the low, low price of 99¢!

 

A song is calling to you from the far side of sleep. Will you answer its siren call?

 

Return to the KDP Select Fold

Beginning this week, I will be removing the ebook versions of my work from sale at all retailers except Amazon. While the print editions will continue to be available from other storefronts, for the foreseeable future the only electronic editions will be Kindle ones. This is not a step I take lightly, but I have not seen sales numbers on the other retailers that would justify giving up what being exclusive to Amazon offers. In the meantime, please be assured that you do NOT need a Kindle to buy and read my ebooks (more on that later) and that I fully intend to return my ebooks to wider distribution in the future.

There is a potential upside to this move, but only if you’re not militantly anti-Amazon. In fact, if you subscribe to the Kindle Unlimited program or have access to the Kindle Lending Library through your Amazon Prime subscription (you did know about the Kindle Lending Library, right?), you’ll soon be able to borrow my ebooks as part of those programs (and compensate me for every page you read in the process ;-). I’ll also be scheduling more sales and giveaways as a result of this narrowed market focus (watch this space).

Questions?

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"What if I don’t have a Kindle?"

No problem. Amazon makes Kindle apps for almost every tablet, smartphone, and computer.


"But what if I don’t like the Kindle reading experience?"

Every book I sell (and have ever sold) is DRM-free by choice. You can use freely available software like Calibre to convert the Kindle editions of my books to a variety of formats, enabling you to read them wherever and however you like. That includes converting to EPUB format for reading in your favorite ebook app (iBooks, etc) or on devices that don't have Kindle apps available (such as Kobo or Nook).

 

But I really, REALLY hate Amazon and don’t want to spend any money supporting them!

Technically, that’s not a question. But send me an email at mshund@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can work something out.

 

What if Amazon isn’t available in my neck of the globe?

Hit that email link above.

 

But I despise reading books on an electronic device.

Again, that's not a question. Also, I already answered this above. But to repeat... My print books will continue to be available on every market they were previously available on. You can even walk into a Barnes & Noble (gasp!) and ask them to order my books for you. Alternatively, if you pester your local library, maybe they can order a copy or two for their shelves.

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I think that about covers it. If you have any questions or concerns, hit me up on email or social media (links in the footer below). I know this isn’t great news for some of you who love platforms other than Amazon, and I do apologize for that. Sadly, this is the state of the ebook market today. I wish Amazon didn’t require exclusivity to play with their toys, but at the end of the day, they have the best toys and the widest reach. I don’t like it, but this is the best business decision for me at this time.

The Seven Roll-out Begins

My novel, Seven: The Haunted Girl of NuLo, is now for sale on Amazon.com. For the time being, it will be exclusively in ebook format and available only at Amazon, though that will change as the year progresses.

The current plan is to figure out Createspace so that a print version is available in the coming months, followed by rolling out the ebook version of Seven across most of the major platforms in April (Nook, Kobo, iBooks, etc.). The wait on that roll-out is due to Seven being enrolled in the KDP Select program on Amazon that keeps the ebook Kindle-exclusive for 90 days. 

So why go with KDP Select then?

It's a trial balloon, really. Though I'm new to the e-publishing game, I've had my ear to the ground for a while. I know that KDP Select isn't pushing the numbers it used to, but Amazon is still the dominant marketplace for e-books. And, to be honest, I want to play with the tools and see what they can do for me as a publisher.

But that doesn't mean that you can't buy and read the ebook if you don't happen to have a Kindle. Amazon has Kindle apps available across a number of platforms, and I've made a deliberate decision to publish Seven DRM-free. That means you can use freely-available tools to convert the proprietary Amazon file and move it to your preferred reading app or device should you be so inclined (and technically adept).