Tribute and Vessel, the first two novellas in the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, are now listed exclusively with Amazon’s KDP Select program. I’m taking Amazon up on a program that has helped many independent authors gain exposure, right alongside authors taking a more traditional publishing route.
I’m going to talk first about what this means for readers. Tribute and Vessel are now part of the Kindle Lending Library. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow one book a month for free from that library. While it’s free for you, it earns authors a decent royalty — so if you are an Amazon Prime member, this is a great way to support authors you like. Also, I’ll occasionally have the option to offer these ebooks free on Amazon. If you haven’t read the series yet, that’ll give you a good opportunity to get caught up. I’ll be releasing two more Children of the Sidhe novellas later this year. 🙂
My writer friends might wonder why I made this move. This is a turnaround for me. A year ago, I was completely against throwing all the eggs in my basket in with one retailer. But Amazon is a giant, and while my sales have never been good even there, they still make up most of my sales. I’ve done a lot of reading in recent months about authors’ experiences with KDP Select. It seems to be of the most benefit to authors who don’t yet have a following — and that’s definitely me. I’m hoping those free days will draw readers who haven’t heard of me, get me a few more reviews (recent ones, for goodness sake), and build the audience for the releases I have coming up this year.
Now for the teaser:
The Sidhe dwindle. Slow to breed and quick to war, the ages have worn away their numbers. An old enemy threatens Otherworld, fearsome in numbers and in newfound magic. The Sidhe’s unloved part-human children strewn about the mortal world are suddenly their greatest source of hope.