As some of you may or may not be aware, The King’s Courtesan went live yesterday. In my excitement, I thought it was a pre-order link that I shared with my 6800+ newsletter subscribers. I found out an hour later that it was in fact ‘live’. I’m good with that.
We will still have our awesome Facebook party on October 20th. Like Tanya Anne Crosby told me this morning: it’s like having a baby shower after the baby has been born. It is still going to be an awesome event and I hope that you will still attend. Keep the evening of October 20, 2015 open, from 6:00 to 9:00 central time.
The last 18 hours have been quite busy here. I am learning all sorts of things about Amazon’s Kindle Worlds that I feel compelled to share with you, my lovely readers.
- The Kindle World is only available to US customers. Don’t panic. Come hell or high water, I will make certain my outside the US readers get a copy. ;o) If you are outside the US and want to read The King’s Courtesan please send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond as soon as possible.
- When readers call Amazon’s tech support, the support people will tell you that it’s all my fault because I didn’t click a certain button to make it available in all countries. I can assure you this is not the case. There seems to be a disconnect between the tech support people and Amazon’s Kindle Worlds. I want all of my readers to be able to read this book. At this point, the matter is entirely out of my hands, but again, I’ll do whatever I can to make sure you get a copy. You’re all very important to me, not matter what country you live in! ;o)
- Any book that you find in Amazon’s Kindle World is not available in print or audio format. Amazon owns those rights. I didn’t realize that until after I agreed to be a part of this project. I have learned that I will get my rights back in ten years.
- Amazon also sets the price of the book based on length. This book is considered a full sized novel at over 82,000 words. I have absolutely no control over the pricing.
I know what a hassle this is for you and I am sincerely sorry for the inconvenience. If I had my way, it would be available in all countries, in all formats.
I’m still glad that I decided to write this story for HM Ward’s The Arrangement Series World. I would not trade this experience for anything. It was a joy to write The King’s Courtesan. I have no regrets. So far, my beta readers have loved reading it and I hope you do as well.