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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Shadow

Alright guys! I'm procrastinating when I should be writing. So I've decided that talking about the new edition to my series (in a blog that's been horribly neglected) would give the illusion that I'm actually working! ;) So here goes...

The Shadow was an idea I've had for a while. In fact, I actually stopped writing book six in order to redirect my energies toward this other story that had been tugging at me for some time. The book is a prequel, and features the early years of one of the main characters from my Gate Keeper series. (Azek Lamanton) Since it has little to do with the prophecies, it's actually a true standalone, and can be read by anyone who hasn't read the other books.

Now because it is a standalone, I decided to experiment and enroll it in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program to see if I might get some borrows on it. The idea here is that maybe I could reach a whole new audience. The crowd that doesn't normally buy books, but like the idea of a paid service where they can pay a flat fee (similar to Netflix) and read all the books they want.

So far, the results have been mixed. I've gotten a few borrows on it, but not nearly enough to justify keeping it exclusive to Amazon. (For those who don't know, that's the deal. Enrolling in KU means you are not allowed to publish anywhere else)

The contract is 90 days. After the contract is up, I'll revaluate and decide if it's worth keeping The Shadow in KU, or going wide and publishing it everywhere. At that time I'll blog again and let everyone know what I've decided.

I guess that's it for now. Time to get to work! Everyone have an awesome day!