There are a number of things that have come up this week that warrant a news post, so I’m combining all of them. Click on the title to see news concerning:
– a new moderation policy for comments (to help fight spam)
– the next Rune Breaker book in paperback
– how you can help make A Girl and Her Monster (Rune Breaker, #1) and Descendants Collection 01: We Could Be Heroes free in your country’s Amazon.com store.
Let’s get the least pleasant thing out of the way first: Friday night, the anti-spam plungin I use for the site triggered a fatal error that took the site’s front page offline for over two hours before I could suss out the cause. Unfortunately, it seems that every anti-spam plugin I’ve tried to replace it with either does the same thing or fails miserably. This means I’m going to have to go to my method of last resort: not being lazy.
Until I can find a replacement, or stop the memory allocation errors, I’ve set comments to require approval. So don’t panic if your comment doesn’t show up instantly for the next couple of weeks and once I approve one of your posts, the system should let you post freely thereafter. And no, I won’t be taking this opportunity to censor anything. I’ve only had to do that with one person and that was an EXTREME case.
With that said, there is some truly awesome news: Light Days, Darker Nights (Rune Breaker, #2) is now available in paperback for $9.99 from Amazon and Createspace. I’ll have a coupon code for Createspace in a week or so, and if anyone would like a signed copy, contact me and we can make arrangements. Now, I said there will be an omnibus for the Rune Breaker ebook, and there will be, but there won’t be a big, giant, Rune Breaker: Complete paperback because that will be way too expensive for me to proof (you pay by the page to get these made), so if you were waiting for that… it ain’t gonna happen unless there’s a miracle.
Finally, last week I announced that A Girl and Her Monster had finally gone free on Amazon.co.uk. It was pointed out then that neither it nor the first Descendants book are free in Germany or Italy. First, I am aware of the problem and I want to remedy it because I really want you guys to all have those free books.
The problem is that Amazon doesn’t allow you to just give a book away. The mechanism for getting a book permanently free there is one I can’t trigger myself. So if you’ want these books free in your country’s Amazon store, you’re going to have to help a brotha out.
To make books free on Amazon, you have to report to Amazon that they are free somewhere else, then wait for them to match that price. So step on is to click the bookstore link in the navbar above, and copy the link from either the Amazon.com store or iTunes for one of the free books. Then you’ll want to navigate to the book page on your Amazon store and look for a link called ‘report a lower price’. Paste the free link into the dialog box and send it.
Processing the free links takes about three weeks, so once you do that, contact me in the comments or ont he forums and I will thne jsut straight up send you a copy of the free book you want for doing me a solid.
And that my friends, is all the news that’s fit to print.