This is to make it all shiny and official. Just to be clear - these dates aren't set in stone, there will be no pre-orders on these books. The next book to be published will be Seers Stone (Hidden Alchemy 1). I needed a break from Dacian and his story, so I'm starting the Hidden Alchemy… Continue reading Expected Release Dates Of The Next Ink World Books.
Come December I will have written and released nine books over eighteen months. That's a book every other month. I thought you'd like to see how I do it. For reference, I write Urban Fantasy books in a big complicated high-magic world. I write in a number of series, all set in the same… Continue reading Writing & Publishing A Book Every Other Month.
As I'm sure you're aware, Ink Bound was released last Friday. I couldn't be happier with how that release went! People leapt on the book and the reviews are great (I only read reviews on release day, my editor reads them & integrates useful information into his editing notes on my later books after… Continue reading News & Plans – August 2017 edition.
As with the previous chapter, this is book 3 in the series, so best not to read this chapter unless you've read Stolen Ink and Blood & Ink! Chapter Two. ￼ Caiden had been sleeping on our couch (and floor) in his hound form. The first morning had been memorable, to say the… Continue reading Ink Bound Chapter TWO preview.
Ink Bound (Ink Born 3) goes live on Friday! In celebration I'm sharing the first chapter with you. As this is book 3 I highly recommend that you don't read this chapter unless you've read Stolen Ink and Blood & Ink. Get Stolen Ink for just 99c here: I'm assuming you're here because… Continue reading Ink Bound (Ink Born 3) Chapter ONE.
Sssoooo... I may have been neglecting this blog just a teeny bit. Truth be told I haven't really figured out what on Earth I'm doing with it from here on out. To start with, I bring you updates! We'll get the personal life stuff out of the way first shall we. July's been pretty… Continue reading Updates For Everyone!
This needs to be spread far and wide. The only way we can make any headway on this is to be as loud as possible. Share everywhere you can, report the books in question, contact Amazon. Tell everyone.
On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.
The Kindle Store is officially broken.
This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.
Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.
I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.
Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…
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