Earth Matters—Or At Least It Should

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This Earth Day, celebrate the release of Earth Matters, a coming CrazyInk anthology with a great cause!

I am stoked to have contributed to this anthology, which features stories by a bunch of talented, award-winning and best-selling authors telling their sweet, deep, and occasionally dark tales all about Mother Earth!

You’ll get to read my story, “The Gaia Hypothesis,” and travel alongside Isaiah Donager as he searches out work in exchange for oxygen in the dystopian deserts of a post-apocalyptic world.

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You can pre-order it for only $2.99!

This will be e-book only (because trees), and limited edition, so it won’t be around forever.

The best part of all is that ALL publisher royalties from these sales will go to non-profit conservancy groups that the authors have picked out, so you’ll be getting a great read and supporting an important cause: The Earth we all live on!

Happy Earth Day 2019!

Happy Valentine’s Day! (.99c Book Alert!)

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

I hope your day is filled with whatever you love, be it the people in your life or the cheap book discounts which, let’s face it, are what I’M really excited about.

I’m pretty pumped to announce a couple things that have been in the works, and since it’s been a hot minute since I posted on here, you’re definitely overdue for it.

The first good news is that today, Mercury in Retrograde is only .99c on the Kindle store. Whoo! Who doesn’t love cheap books?

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I’m really excited to also announce that I got in touch with a wonderful voice actress recently who will be doing the AUDIOBOOK for Mercury in Retrograde, which I am absolutely over the moon about. More details to come!

The second great—and dare I say even better news—is that the sequel to Mercury in Retrograde, Grand Cross, is now available for pre-order in the Kindle store as well.

In case you haven’t heard if you’re not following me on Facebook or Twitter (and really, why aren’t you?), this awesome book will be out April 2, 2019 for both paperback and ebooks alike.

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And, as a bonus, for the duration of time between now and the release date, Grand Cross will also be just .99c! After that, the price will return to $4.99 for the Kindle version, so I’d recommend grabbing it soon.

Lastly, I can’t believe it’s almost time for Cross Faded, my new urban fantasy novel, to get released by the awesome people over at Crazy Ink! This novel was a long time in the works, so I’m really eager to get this series rolled out because fantasy was always my first love in writing, and I adore creating magical universes.

I’ll be doing a cover reveal sometime in the next month so you can get a visual on just how rocking this story is gonna be.

In the meantime, enjoy your day of love, have fun, and buy some cheap books.

Stay weird!

 

 

An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

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The Cheeky Wench

This is the letter that I have sent to Jeff Bezos regarding the problems with KU Book Stuffers, Scammers, and thieves. Take from it what you will.

Dear Mr. Bezos,

I am Suzan Tisdale. I began my self-publishing career in December of 2011. Within a year of releasing my first three novels, I was able to give up my day job.  As a self-published, indie author, I made in one month what would have taken me a year to earn at my regular, 9-5 day job. I was a KDP Select Princess and constantly extolled the virtues of the KDP Select Program. Nothing and no one could get me out of it.  
Then you launched KU 1.0, and my income dropped 90% in the first month of its inception. With that inception came the scammers. And those scammers have only become more brazen and prevalent, as time has passed…

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Scammers Break The Kindle Store

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Amazon having more scammer issues? What a surprise. -_-

David Gaughran

On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.

The Kindle Store is officially broken.

This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.

Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.

I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.

Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…

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