Big news about The Settlement.
I have decided to pull my books from Amazon’s KDP Select program when their current contracts expire on October 3. That means that I will be free to distribute them via other channels, and I think that this will benefit everybody. Right now you have to read my books via a Kindle device or the Kindle Reader App. This has led to lots of people reading my books under suboptimal circumstances… like on their phones.
I will continue to make my books available via Amazon, but they will no longer be available via the Kindle Lending Library or Kindle Unlimited.
After October 3, when Dark and Deep’s contract with KDP Select expires, I will publish via Smashwords. This will make my books available for Nook, iPad, and pretty much any other e-reader device you like. There will be a far broader distribution for my books, and that is great.
It will also free me up to set up my books with a print-by-demand service of my choice. I have fiddled with the service that Amazon allowed KDP Select books to be published through, and found it frustrating. There are other avenues, and I’ll be free to explore them. This will make it possible for people who want to read a paper copy (and I sympathize) to do so.
So, that’s that news. Exciting times ahead!