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Some Coming Changes


Lately, I've been doing some experiments with both my writing and marketing. In my writing I’m doing more supernatural things and dabbling in some weird fiction. In marketing, I’m trying some new things out as well. For the past few years I’ve been exclusive to Amazon so I can take advantage of Kindle unlimited.

Lately, I’ve been doing a variety of ongoing experiments

A lot of authors have different views on this. For me, due to my content, some vendors won’t even carry my books due to the extreme content, making the choice to stay on amazon an easier one. Over time, however, it is getting harder and harder to stay in KU. I’m lucky to be able to do what I do for a living, but Amazon continues to lower the amounts they pay us.

A few months ago they were having trouble tracking the number of pages being read and paying us properly. It’s just reached a point to where I’m not comfortable relying 100% on Amazon in order to make a living. I know some would say “Well get a job!” Well, this is my job. I work my tail off to write books and produce content for people to buy and read. I do my best to offer them at a fair price. So, I’m trying a few things out.

First, rest assured I am not pulling all of my books out of KU. If you are a KU subscriber, there will still be plenty of titles of mine in KU to read. New releases will not go into KU right away. I’ll keep them out and the way movies go into Netflix, once they have run their course, I will probably place them into KU for subscribers to enjoy.

I’m leaving most of my backlist in KU except for some of my series books. Book one in most series’ will stay in, but the follow-up books will probably come out. This will take time as I have to wait until their enrollment period is up. I don’t have a lot of series. The April series is staying in. It’s my oldest series and I’m just leaving it where it is at. The One Percent books will be coming out and Return to Hell Texas came out today.

I’ve begun a Patreon page in order to bring my writing closer to the readers. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is a subscription service that gives you direct access to my writing. There are tiers as low as 1.00 a month up to 35.00 a month. The most popular one is the 5.00 monthly tier where you can beta read my newest books in progress. I post chapters several days a week as I write them for readers to read and provide feedback. Patreon subscribers see my work before anyone else. There are also bonus short stories, bonus e-books and other content for subscribers.

I will also be selling some of my ebooks as direct downloads through my website store. Both the Patreon and my store are attempts to eliminate middlemen and get my work straight to you, the readers with as few of filters or hoops as possible.

My books will still and always be on Amazon. These are just some things I am trying out to see if I can reach more people and also create a more personal experience for my readers. I hope you are willing to join me on this leg of my journey.

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