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Old Broken Road Coming Soon!

Old Broken Road Is Out!

It has arrived. The wait is finally over. It’s October 14th. That means you can get your copy of Old Broken Road today! Yay! The trade paperback is available for purchase from the links below:

• Amazon • Barnes & Noble • My Store •

Barnes & Noble should have paperbacks soon. If you’d rather get Old Broken Road as an eBook you can download it from any of the following stores:

• Kindle • Kobo • iBooks • GooglePlay • My Store •

Make sure to mark Old Broken Road as the book you’re reading on Goodreads. If you’re tweeting about it or posting about the book on Facebook I’ve been using the hashtag #OldBrokenRoad. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Word of mouth is the best way for others to discover my books and allow me to keep writing.

Thanks everyone for your support. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I hope everyone enjoys it!

Old Broken Road Coming Soon!

Old Broken Road Is Coming Tuesday, October 14th!

Old Broken Road is out now!

That’s right, October 14th! Grab your keff and lace up your boots. Two weeks from now you’ll be able to join Waldo Bell on his next adventure: Old Broken Road.

That Tuesday the novel will be available digitally from Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, with Nook coming shortly afterward. Paperback copies are already in the works. I’m hoping they’ll be ready by October 14th, but if I can’t hit that date don’t worry, they’ll be coming soon. More on that as it develops.

Along with this announcement I have lowered the eBook version of The Stars Were Right to $2.99 pretty much everywhere. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first book now is a great time to grab it and start reading.

Get excited! There’s more to come. Check back often and make sure to add Old Broken Road to your to-read list on Goodreads, and tell your friends!

Sony Exits From The eBook Market

Sony exits and the ebook business

Sony has finally decided to exit the eBook space. While personally I have never been impressed with Sony’s readers, I do find this a bit sad as they were one of the eBook pioneers. However with strong rivals and little innovation on their part this really isn’t a surprise. Sony just doesn’t have the numbers to keep supporting development. According to their press release Sony will be transitioning Reader Store to Toronto based Kobo.

Shatskin has a really good write up on the whole thing over on his blog. He includes some links speculating that Nook will be shuttered by the end of the year. I’d recommend checking it out.

Writing, Editing, Updating…

The Stars Were Right - by K. M. Alexander
National Novel Writing Month is in full swing, and if you’re participating I hope everything is trucking along for you. Those first few days are fun. Stick with it, even when the going gets tough. I know when I first participated I learned a lot about how I work and what need to do to be successful – that said, I have never “won” NaNoWriMo. You know what? That’s okay. The important thing is I am writing.

As with the years before I am participating. I’m working on a new title (it’s the unnamed one in the right hand tracker) I had a bit of a jump on it, but I was able to complete 6300 words over the weekend. Not as much as I wanted but sizeable and it puts me on course to finish the 50k word goal at the end of the month.

Things are still going great for “The Stars Were Right” sales are steady. With the exception of Nook (which has become a huge thorn in my side) the book is now available in every major eBook store, and is getting great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. So if you haven’t bought it yet, pick your poison!

Physical copies of Stars are getting real close. I am real excited. I have a pretty cool promotion worked up, I think you all will love it. More to come on that a later. I will also have some updates on “Old Broken Road” coming soon. Until then it’s back to work!

Kobogeddon & “The Stars Were Right”

KOBOGEDDON! AH!! AHHHH!
So last week The Kernel broke a story about Amazon and other ebook retailers selling selling “barely legal” erotic fiction. While there hasn’t been much of a response from Amazon, ebook retailer Kobo immediately reacted by removing all indie books, not just erotic fiction, from its UK store, pending review.

Now this week many indie titles in the US and CA stores are currently unavailable, and the internet is reacting. As an indie author I had to see if this affected me and yes, even my own title: “The Stars Were Right” is currently listed as unavailable. (Despite having zero erotic content.) Now as I jokingly tweeted last week the good news is some lucky Kobo employee will get to read “The Stars Were Right.” Woohoo! I hope they add it to Goodreads. The bad news is if you were planning on buying Stars for your Kobo device it’s currently unavailable.

It’s frustrating, but fret not, I believe in redundancy and if you want to read “The Stars Were Right” there are still a number of ways you can get it:

You’ll also see both iBooks and Barnes & Noble coming online in the next few weeks, and print copies will be available soon! As always there will be more updates as I have them.

Let’s hope Kobo figures this out and we can all move past the #Kobogeddon and get back to reading some good books.