After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided to pull Stranded from retailers other than Amazon, so I can put the series in Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited, in case you didn’t know, is a new subscription service for ebooks from Amazon. It costs $9.99 a month and you can borrow as many books as you want, as long as they’ve been enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.
I’m going to be honest here and say that Stranded has lost some momentum, sales-wise, and I kind of want to try something new with it. The first part will still be free outright for now, so feel free to download it to try out the series. In the next week or so, parts 2-5 will be put into Kindle Unlimited, which means they have to be exclusive to Amazon. I’m not sure how it’ll work out, but I don’t have much to lose right now, and I was planning on putting my next serial, “Cross My Heart”, into KU anyway, so this will make my books a bit more uniform. I will say that I won’t be putting bundles into Kindle Unlimited, but it shouldn’t matter anyway since the individual parts will all be in.
Part of my decision comes from my need to reduce stress. Publishing at multiple retailers just eats up too much time, and a recent issue with Smashwords (my distributor) when trying to upload my Stranded bundle, just sort of made me realize that my time would be better spent writing. Only needing to publish at Amazon will save me loads of time and energy. I hope you non-Kindle users will understand.
On a happier note, “Cross My Heart, Part 1” is going very well. The main character’s name is Emily, and I’ve been getting reacquainted with a song I loved when I was young called “Emily” by Jewel. Take a listen below. It’s quite heartwrenching: