Friday, July 18, 2014

Penny Reid books and 'Kindle Unlimited'

This post is meant to answer the question: Will Penny Reid be including her books in the Kindle Unlimited program?

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: No, and here is why...

Background: By now you might have heard that Amazon-Kindle is launching a subscription service called Kindle Unlimited. It's $10 a month and it allows you to download books that are part of the Kindle Unlimited program.

For self-published authors (like me!) in order for my books to be part of the Kindle Unlimited program, the book has to be enrolled in "KDP Select" (Kindle Direct Publishing Select) which requires that the book only be available on Amazon (so, not iTunes, not B&N, not Kobo, not Smashwords). KDP Select is the program that allows Amazon Prime members to borrow 1-book a month.

More Background: When my books were enrolled KDP Select, they made more money from borrows at Amazon then they EVER have at iTunes, B&N, Kobo, and Smashwords combined. Meaning, it's more profitable for me and other authors to keep my/our books exclusive to Amazon. Now with Kindle Unlimited coming on board, it would be even more profitable for me to keep my books exclusive to Amazon.

Why I won't make my books exclusive to Amazon even though I'll make a lot more money if I do and it would make formatting and uploading to all the different platforms SUPER EASY!!!!:
Honestly, I don't know why. I guess it's just not in my wheelhouse.
I have readers (a very small minority) who read via Nook and iTunes. Maybe I want to make them happy...? Or maybe I'm too subversive to conform to a single retailer.

So, there you have it. My qualitative reasoning is flawed, I know. All signs point to Amazon exclusivity, I know. But I just can't bring myself to do it.
<3 Penny

Sunday, July 13, 2014

sheReader interview with Penny Reid from Book Bash 2014

If anyone is interested... here is a video of me being weird at Book Bash. 

As you might comprehend/appreciate after watching the video, I have no career waiting for me in broadcasting (or other jobs in front of the camera).

Video from sheReader <3
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Listen to Janie be embarrassing EVERYWHERE!

Audiobook of Neanderthal Seeks Human is up everywhere
And I'm off to Book Bash today
And life is stranger than fiction

iTunes: (No direct link it's being a pain, you have to search for it in the iTunes store...)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Neanderthal Seeks Human on SALE SALE SALE!

Hey everyone- this is a heads up! Starting tomorrow, I'm putting NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN on sale for 4 days to celebrate the "official" release day for NEANDERTHAL MARRIES HUMAN. (It's already at the sale price on Amazon)

****4 days of book sale goodness****
Neanderthal Seeks Human is $.99 (on sale from $3.99)
Neanderthal Marries Human is $2.99 (on sale from $5.99)

Amazon link:
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Amazon link:
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<3 Penny

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beyond my WILDEST expecations... O.o

Image credit to Christie at Smokin Hot Book Blog
Reviews so far for Neanderthal Marries Human have been INSANELY AWESOME!!! I am blown away by all the Janie/Quinn love. Thank you, dear readers, for loving these two *almost* as much as I do.... ;-)

If you've reviewed my book, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me an email (pennreid AT gmail DOT com) so that I can let the world know about your review. <3

Some awesome reviews/blogs to check out:
5 STARS: The Book Junkie:
5 STARS: British Bookworm:
5 STARS: The Sub Club Books:
5 STARS: Under the Covers Book Blog:
5 STARS: Snarky Romance Recs:

5 STARS: Smokin Hot Book Blog:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Neanderthal Marries Human Cover!!!

Anyone interested in seeing the cover-wrap for NEANDERTHAL MARRIES HUMAN print book? :-D

Since I do my own covers, I’m weirdly-proud of how it turned out...