Summer 2014 Amazon introduced Kindle Unlimited, a service where one can pay a fixed monthly amount and borrow as many Kindle Unlimited titles as one wishes. Like many authors, I watched this new program for a couple of months to see if Amazon could really get it off the ground and sure enough, each month they email us authors and tell us the program is going strong.
While I watched this new program intently, it occurred to me that I need to adjust my offerings to utilize the new possibilities of visibility this lending program offered me while at the same time helping to give these borrowers titles to enjoy. Without being too technical, there was no way I could utilize my 100,000 word novel format to accommodate both my paying readers and the lenders and maintain visibility (I don't want my books to fall through the cracks because they are not getting enough borrows) So, I am changing to a 50,000 word novel format. This is a good thing because I will be able to write and publish the shorter novels much faster than the 100,000 word novels. It just means there will be a few more titles to choose from than what I originally planned.
So, my paying fans can still buy the two 100,000k novels. However, the next new installment of The Sacred Land Saga will be two 50,000 word novels and they won't come out at the same time. You get to read what comes next faster. I believe it's a win for everyone! Of course, there are three ways to buy the entire story as it is now but the smaller versions are for lending and purchase if you wish. I have not changed the story, just the format, so if you already own Defenders and Exiles (the Orange dragon cover and the Blue dragon cover, you ALREADY own ALL the books shown here. No need to buy them again unless you just want to. The next new installment will still not be out until Winter 2014.
Mark E Tyson