Seeing Double

Dangerous, the complete erotic romance, by Ella ArdentI’m in the midst of changing the distribution of my books. Instead of using Smashwords to deliver my books to Apple and Kobo, I’m uploading them directly to those stores. That means I’ll have better control over pricing – being able to set it by territory, for example – faster uploads and changes, and also more timely reporting. The only downside is that the books will lose their existing reviews. 😦 On both of these portals, reviews don’t transfer between editions of a book.

Some of my books have a lot of reviews (especially at Apple). I find reviews helpful when I’m trying to decide what to read next. So, my compromise is to publish the new editions through both portals but leave the old editions there for a while. I’m hoping that you (and others) will leave reviews on the new editions.

The Plume: The Complete Series by Ella ArdentHow will you know the difference between old and new editions? Well, you could look at the publisher name. The new editions will be published by Circe Books. (That’s me!) I’m also updating the links here on the site as the new editions go live. Or you could look at the price. The new editions are cheaper than the ones that will be going away.

New Links at iBooks

Claimed, an Erotic Romance by Ella Ardent

As discussed a while ago, I’m changing the delivery of my books at some portals. First to be done at The Phoenix titles at iBooks. Because I’m now delivering directly to iBooks (instead of through Smashwords) these books have new Apple ID’s, which means they have new links.

At this point, reviews don’t transfer between editions of a book, so changing the delivery means losing the reviews. :-/ That’s true at both Kobo and iBooks, but I’m hoping it will change sometime soon.

As of this morning, these books have new iBooks links:

RevealedHer Dark Prince, an erotic fairy tale by Ella Ardent

Harnessed

Hunted

Haunted

Sold

Claimed

Tales of the Phoenix

Also, there’s a new pre-order link for Her Dark Prince.

In Transition at B&N

If you shop at Barnes and Noble, you might notice my books disappearing this week. They’ll reappear, probably by the end of the week. The only ones that will stay put are the installments of Dangerous that are up for pre-order (A and N are there), and Submission, which already is shipping by this new route.

What’s going on is that I’m changing out the distribution from one method to another. I’m hoping that this is fairly painless, but we’ll see. I’m also hoping that this will fix the glitch that has kept my books from appearing in search results on the Nook UK store. I’ll have to update the buy links here on the site once everything is done.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

A Dangerous Update

Here it is the middle of August already, and time for an update on Dangerous.

Dangerous, an erotic romance by Ella Ardent

I had warned you that there would be a gap in releases this summer, because I’m doing things a bit differently with Dangerous: instead of publishing the story as I go (the way I did the Plume series) I’m writing the whole thing first. It will all be done and ready to go before the first installment is published. The story is taking longer to write than I’d expected (this seems to be typical) and it’s coming out longer than I’d anticipated (also typical) but I like the result a lot (I hope that remains typical!). There are some other changes to my process this time, too. I’ve hired an editor for this project (as well as my usual beta reader) so once the book is in the editor’s hands, I’ll update the page for Dangerous here on the site.

Dangerous is a dark erotic romance. It will be published in nine weekly installments, then the whole story will be available in trade paperback. The installments will be available for pre-order at Kobo, and we’ll see where else pre-orders can happen. Dates are still a bit squishy, but it looks as if we’ll launch in mid to late September. After Dangerous is on its way, I’ll work on the first three stories in The Phoenix series.

I hope you’ve all had a good summer so far! I should be doing that update around the end of this month. 🙂