So, now The Smolder is #4 in free Christian Futuristic Fiction for Kindle books in the US, #3 in Fantasy/Alternative History in the US, and #3 in Amazon UK’s Kindle Fantasy/Alternative History. I haven’t checked the other international sites yet. Considering that I’ve had to be away from a computer nearly all day and haven’t been able to do the usual tweeting, etc., this is encouraging. Thank you to anyone who downloaded a copy, or who passed along the news that it was free today.
The goal for this year, besides writing a new book, is to get all the existing ebooks reformatted into a form that reads more cleanly in more types of ereaders, tablets, and phones – and then roll them out in wider distribution. At the same time, the books will get another look for any typos or glitches that escaped previous layers of proofreading. I’m working on freshened-up editions of some of the trade paperbacks, too.
At present, only Not Exactly Dead and Almost Hopeless Horse are reformatted and available beyond Kindle and Nook editions. They’re in early stages of being added to catalogs, so if you don’t see them at your favorite spot to buy ebooks, check back later.
I’m also working on a new website, where I hope to eventually consolidate several stray blogs and such, possibly including this one. It has the rather unimaginative name of kathrynjudson.com. I’ll try to list most of available deals and discounts over there, as they come along.
The Smolder is currently #8 in Kindle Christian Futuristic Fiction (free books list). The current promotion is set to end tonight. There’s a tiny chance it will be extended, or that another free day or two will happen before February 4, but don’t count on it. (Until February 4, this title will continue to be in the Kindle Owners Lending Library at Amazon, to be borrowed at no cost by people who have an Amazon Prime membership. After that, it will reappear at Barnes and Noble for Nook, and will slowly roll out to be available for other ereaders and bookstores.)
Why We Raise Belgian Horses is available as a Kindle Countdown deal for the next few days at Amazon.com. That means that it has started at 99 cents this morning, and will work its way up step by step until it is regular price again. As of post time, if you want to catch it at 99 cents, you have 1 day, 11 hours, 32 minutes, 31 seconds left. After that it goes to $1.99, and on up from there.
I’ve been busy working on the third book of The Smolder series. While I’m tied up with that, how about popping over to Goodreads and entering to win a copy of Not Exactly Allies, the third book in the MI5 1/2 series?