All of my books in paperback form are now wide, which means you can purchase them through other websites like Barnes and Noble as well as request for then to be stocked by your local Walmart (can also be purchased in their online store too), Library, or book store that uses the Ingram distribution services.
Depending how this goes, I am considering going wide with my ebooks again, but I do have a lot of KU readers as well. I will continue to monitor the numbers and requests in order to make that decision in the future. Kobo has recently launched a subscription program similar to KU but does not force authors to be exclusive like Amazon does. This might be the route I take down the road.
For those not fans of Amazon, I am looking at going wide with my physical books. Paperback and hard covers not purchased through Amazon will look a bit different, if not better, but it is going to take a bit of work and I am trying to figure out the technicalities.
If ever I find a generous benefactor, ISBNs in the US can only be purchased via Bowker and the best deal is 100 for $575 (individual ones cost over $100 each, so the bulk is my eventual goal). This will save me so many nightmares. I may consider doing a patreon or Kickstart program and offering free signed copies, bookmarks etc to people who donate in order to possibly get to the point of owning my ISBNs (currently, technically, Amazon owns them).
There is so much legal mumbo jumbo to explain, but I am working on a DBA for Amanda Leanne and Munesquill and then a sole proprietor and maybe, way down the road if I get big enough, an LLC. So far anyone I have attempted to get to work with me has flaked out, so I don’t know about doing LLC at this juncture. But my sales are rising to the point of having to start to establish some things.
Signed copies and book boxes (signed copies with goodies and a discount for more than one book) will be coming soon. Ad well as posisble merchandise such as shirts or totes with some of my covers and art work. I am also getting a digital drawing pad and Kris and I will be doing some creepy art to add to the images I currently own. Should be fun!
Anyways, lots to consider in the future and lots coming down the line. I hope for the best that my health participates, as it is the biggest hang up often. I have a functioning modern laptop so there will be some reformists done on the current books available. This may result in some books losing reviews (like Shafows Through the Fog that Amazon was nice enough to change the paper quality from cream to white on my last update when I was having issues).
The future will look cooler and has lots of fun potential. I thank you all for your dedication, love, and support! Biggest hugs and so much love to you all!
Pic is of our eldest cat being dramatic, our Luna.
TW can be beneficial in genres where it isn’t always expected. When you write some pretty dark and psychological horror and thrillers, especially those with a twist, it can be difficult to give a warning without ruining important events in the book.
There are warnings in the first pages of my books, but if you are buying them before looking inside (or just want to check) you can check out doesthedogdie.com to see what the books may possibly contain and if this will make it more of an unpleasant experience than you wanted.
Most of my writings are based on nightmares, terrifying scenarios, and dark ideas and are often rather grim. I never aim to offend, only to thrill and haunt.
If you want to know how bad a scene is, do not hesitate to comment or message me for more information.
Edit: The files have been updated properly! If your wbook version still has an issue in chapter 14, deleted and reinstall for the corrected version. Thank you so much!
Over the holidays I had many people take advantage of the free download opportunities for my books. This was amazing and I thank all of you who have read and enjoyed my books.
I was informed, however, that in chapter 14 of Sever the Circle, there is an all caps line between 2 paragraphs that says “Explain/expand more on weird town stuff”. Oops. Somehow an older version of Sever was uploaded to the ebook while the most recent has been used for the paperback.
I am working to get the files changed out and will post when it is corrected. Some devices will live update with the new version whereas others may have to delete and re-download to get the fixed copy.
I do apologize and appreciate any and all patience. I also appreciate, so very much, everyone’s support and enthusiasm for my writings.
Dreams are but our brains reflecting what they have seen, experienced, and imagined. These images can be distorted, reversed, warped, and deformed into something terrifying. Delve into stories born from nightmares and contorted into journeys dark and fearsome, the corrupt dreams of a darkened mind.