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Exclusive Bits and Pieces

The blogstore has had a bit of a makeover. Nothing major, but we’re now displaying larger covers. A lot of the links to free stories are gone at the moment. We’re working on where to put them, but there were so many things on the one page, it had become quite cluttered.

I suspect (and hope I’m wrong) that having a blogstore will become more important over the course of the next couple of years. Amazon recently cut associate payments in half. A year or so ago, they cut back on what they pay authors for audio books and restructured how they run that program. I’m very concerned that at some point they will cut the commissions they pay for ebooks. right now for a 2.99 book, authors earn 70 percent. That was raised up from 35 percent because Amazon had to complete with Apple ibooks. In the last few years Apple hasn’t put much emphasis on selling ebooks. With the lack of competition, it’s likely that at some point, Amazon will cut our commissions. I’ve tried to be prepared, but Amazon gets the most eyeballs.

In other news, I created a couple of bundles for Kobobooks for a promotion opportunity there. These are exclusive to kobo (don’t worry, you’ve read the books. It’s just the manner of bundling them that is new. The short stories were available at other retailers at one point or another, but for the duration of this promotion, they will only be included in the bundles.) I wanted to show you the covers and get any feedback you might have on whether such a bundle would interest you. I know you’re already read these books, but if you saw such a bundle by an unknown to you author, would it be intriguing?

Cozy Cache Bundle for Kobobooks.

Moonshot for Kobobooks.

Here’s a potential alternative.

And one more:

Posted: August 19, 2017
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Championship March Madness Cover Poll

All righty then. I am not sure I have improved things so much as changed them. The one cover may be too squashed. Let’s remember, I’m a writer, not a cover artist. I don’t even know the right terms for “Light coming from the wrong direction” and “color balance” and “you dorked that up.” But I present you with The Championship Cover Poll. I await your votes. THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU!! Well, only me and maybe the NSA and one traditional publisher who needed to know what it was like on the other side…

Once you have selected the final cover, I can pretend to spiff it up to a final spiffiness (which means that all I have left in me is that I might move the name around or delete the butterfly).

Which cover takes the championship???

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Thank you to everyone who has voted in the previous rounds, for your emails and all your suggestions!

For those of you just joining us, Fairy Bite is the third book in the Dragons of Wendal series (cozy fantasy).

Dragons of Wendal

Posted: March 15, 2017

More Fairy Bite Polls

Based on your input, I worked all day to make improvements to the covers. I’ve changed both them here and there. Hopefully they are now both fit for Fairy Bite. Feel free to offer your opinions by voting again or commenting or both!

Which cover do you prefer for Fairy Bite?

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Posted: March 13, 2017