Change is inevitable.

Amazon logo copyAmazon and Jeff Bezos must like change, because they are at it again. Readers of Kindle eBooks won’t notice any difference but the writers of those eBooks will. Selena Kitt has written a great blog post on the upcoming change in payment for authors with eBooks in the KU (Kindle Unlimited) system at Amazon.

http://selenakitt.com/blog/the-new-kindle-unlimited-what-it-means-for-authors-readers/

I don’t have a dog in this race, but things change quickly in the Indie publishing world so I like to keep up with all the news.

Jill James, contemporary, paranormal, and urban fantasy romance
Coming Soon!  –  Time of Zombies series, Book 2

World Wide Audience

globeSometimes, in the middle of writing and promoting and editing and ordering covers I forget how wonderous eBook publishing is. Deep in my subconscious I realize that my eBooks are being sold around the world, but sometimes my consciousness forgets what “the whole world” means.

Recently, I started doing some Facebook ads. This has meant more visitors to this website. In viewing the analytics to gauge if the ads are doing anything I’ve been amazed and astonished to see visitors from as far away as Jordan and Japan, Great Britain and India, Singapore and the Czech Republic.

With Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, and Smashwords, my books truly do go all around the world.

How amazing is that??!!


Jill James, romance writer
Time of Zombies, Book 2 Coming Soon!

Kindle Scout – Amazon’s newest

Yet again, Amazon leads the way in trying something new. This time it is Kindle Scout – Amazon’s reader-led, crowdsourced way to get published by Kindle Press.

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/submit

The popular books get a chance to catch the eye of Amazon Press and maybe get a publishing deal!

I’m going to keep an eye on it and see how it goes.

Jill James, coming soon! Love in the Time of Zombies

Strange Bedfellows

I love the saying about strange bedfellows–Politics makes strange bedfellows.–Charles Dudley Warner Not only politics but business as evidenced by this week’s On The Internet.

WH Smith who removed all the Indie published books from its stores will now display and sell Amazon Publishing’s Thomas & Mercer crime novels. http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=192898.0

Barnes & Noble teamed up with Samsung to produce the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. It is very slick looking and I’ll be checking it out on my next trip to my local B&N. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook-tablet/379004262

Jill James, contemporary and paranormal romance writer

Are you talking to me, or is that an audiobook in my ear?

Listening to your book as an audiobook on ACX is a surreal experience. My narrator, Tobi Doyle does an amazing job. She has accents and different tones for males and different voices for different characters. I put the headphones on, close my eyes, and I’m in my book. I laugh. I cry. I forget I wrote those words. The story that I spent endless hours on is brand-new again.

Divorce Interrupted audio reducedDivorce, Interrupted, Book 1 of The Lake Willowbee Series was done last year.

 

 

 

 

DaretoTrust audiobook coverDare To Trust, Book 2 of The Lake Willowbee Series is in production and almost done.

 

 

 

 

defend my love audiobook coverDefend My Love, Book 3 of The Lake Willowbee Series in in production now and I should get to do a first listen soon.

 

 

 

 

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Do you like to listen to audiobooks? Where do you listen? In the car? While exercising?

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Jill James, author of The Lake Willowbee Series

Amazon Derangement Syndrome

I love this term. Not sure who coined it but The Passive Guy uses it on The Passive Voice. I was going to link to the Dear Author article, but I decided instead to link to TPV’s view of the Dear Author article. Jill

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/03/2014/has-everyone-conceded-the-us-ebook-market-to-amazon/

Opinions welcomed, Jill James

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Amazon tops them all!

In a season barely begun with $50 off here and 50% off there, Amazon tops the list with Amazon Prime Air – delivery by drone.

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BIu9dpwHU

Can SkyNet be far behind?!

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance

Christmas on Main Street final cover 2Christmas on Main Street boxed set is still 99¢
and sitting at #1 in Inspirational Romance,

Romance Anthologies, and Holiday Romances.