I am happy to announce that four more of my novels are available on Kindle Unlimited, so that crowd of book devourers can now read them on the cheap. Several weeks ago I released Exodus: Empires at War: Book 11: Day of Infamy on KU, which was released on Amazon in August of this year. I still prefer to make money selling books over the money I get from a borrow. I do this for a living, and don’t think I charge an outrageous price for my books. I make decent money on Kindle Owners Lending and Kindle Unlimited, but not as much as a sale, and I think it rewards the buyers by not having the book as part of the Kindle Unlimited promotion to start off, but still lets the people who only get their books that way get them some months later. Yeah, it’s commercial decision, but I do this for a living. Some people have said that I am a crass commercialist who is only out to make a buck. I love writing. I love making up stories, and the feedback I get is often as good as any monetary reward. However, I do want to make a living, just as everyone in every other job wants to get by. Ask teachers, cops, doctors, mechanics, etc is they would do what they do for free, and most would tell you no.
And now for the other three books. About a year and a half ago I put three of my lesser known titles on Kobo. I happen to think that all three are good books. In fact, Afterlife is my best rated book ever. It has a 4.9 average in the US and UK. It has been written up in the local paper. The other two, Diamonds in the Sand and The Scorpion, have sold less than any of my stable of books, but I think they are still worthy of consideration. So now they’re basically free to people who belong to Kindle Unlimited.
Nothing against Kobo. They’re a good company, and someday I may put some books up over there. I know people who do very well with them. I know their marketing director, who is very devoted to their platform. It just didn’t work for me. I sold one copy of one book in a year and a half. Granted, I took the Soviet approach, and reinforced success, putting all my effort into Amazon. So I didn’t really do much to make it a success, but Amazon was doing so well, I didn’t even think about my account on Kobo.
So, if you have a Kindle Unlimited account, or are an Amazon Prime member, and you like and read some of my work, such as the Exodus series, you might want to give these three books a chance. If not, Exodus: Empires at War: Book 11 is still there for you to pick up now.