I’ve made some pretty grand statements over the past few weeks, and as it turns out, I might have to walk them back, just a tad.
Firstly, as much as it pains me to say it, I’m going to have to push back the release of Sunrise, the first book in my new series, for a bit. I’d love to say until when, but it’s slightly out of my hands for the moment. I’m hoping that it’ll be by the end of September.
On the plus side, it should mean that the gap between books one and two won’t be quite so long, and you should get the second book within a few months of the first. I’m currently doing my final edit of the second book, so it’ll be ready for the editor soon.
However, I don’t want to leave you entirely bereft, so I thought I’d share with you an exclusive sneak peek at the series logo before I share the final cover with you in the next few weeks.
Pretty cool, huh?
Also, while we’re walking things back, I have another announcement. I know I’ve spent most of my time decrying Kindle Unlimited, but, well, I thought I might give it a whirl. Just for a few months.
I’ve never been averse to the streaming idea. My books are all available at Scribd and Kobo Plus, for example. Well, for now. No, it’s the exclusivity part that rankles my hackles. That being said, it’s increasingly obvious to me that people just aren’t buying my books at any of the other retailers, only Amazon, so it seems increasingly foolish to be missing out on the magic money pot that everyone agrees KU is. So I’m going to give it a go for 90 days, see what happens.
As for what this means for you, well, nothing. If you’ve bought the books elsewhere, you’ll still have access to them. If you want to buy them moving forward, you’ll need to get the paperback or ebook from Amazon. At least for the next 90 days, at least.
That being said, I reckon it’ll take a week or so to pull them off the rest of the stores, so if you’re a Kobo reader or a Nook reader, or you prefer iBooks, and you’ve been putting off getting the last two books in the Blood in the Motorway series, then now’s the time to act. You can check out all the books at all the other stores below.
As I say, this is by no means a permanent deal. It still annoys me to have to grant exclusivity to any company, especially one as, well, Amazony as Amazon. But I really want to get these books in front of as many readers as possible, so you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.
Incidentally, this also means I’ll no longer be able to offer the first book for free to new subscribers to my mailing list, so if you’ve not taken up that offer, do so by this weekend, because I’ll be turning that off then.
Paul Stephenson is a writer of horror and science fiction novels. Blood on the Motorway: An apocalyptic trilogy of murder and stale sandwiches is out now in ebook and print from Amazon and all other good bookstores. You can get the first book free by joining the mailing list. Oh, and he’s got a Patreon. Sign up for free books, a free weekly short story, and much more.
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