PRESS Release: NAMELESS now available!!!
Bones of the Earth: NAMELESS, our 2nd “anthology” of selected works from “T·N·D·S: Tales from the worlds of the Noble Dead Saga,” is now available in ebook format. This volume includes the novellas titled Karras the Kitten, Karras the Cat, and the new Karras the Nameless. But wait, there’s more...
For the first week until 2015-02-19, Nameless is on sale for $2.99 USD. This allows readers who purchased the first two solo novellas to get the third at the same price. Of course, those new to this sequence in T·N·D·S can grab it too. After the target date, NAMELESS will be priced at $4.99 for a novel length collection.
NOTE: The solo editions of Karras the Kitten and Karras the Cat have been discontinued.
And now a few more answers to other questions that might come up...
Our previous T·N·D·S anthology, Homeward, was also produced as a print edition and is still available. Print is costly in time and resources during our busy schedule. It took a very long time for this one pay for the investments. At this time, no print edition is planned for NAMELESS.
There are multiple reasons why we discontinued distribution of “Tales” a while back through the iBookStore:
- No direct publishing portal like all other major selected vendors.
- Requires a proprietary application available for only iOS and OSX.
- Convoluted publishing process originally designed for “apps” and re-rigged for ebooks
- Alternative delivery is limited to Apple authorized third-party systems; all charge by fee and/or percentage of royalties before subsequence vendor percentage.
- Poorest sales among all selected vendors; less than 10% vs. the next ranked vendor above it.
As you can see, the cost to returns ratio is quite high. By the request of some readers, we are re-investigating the above before any decision is made to re-initializing distribution through iTunes/iBookStore. In the meantime...
Apps from Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble to buy ebooks are available for both OSX and iOS. We suggest you load all of them so you (too) can shop wherever you please.
J.C. regularly monitors user publishing agreements at major ebook vendors. Google does not deal with privately published works by the same standards as industry publishers.
At this time, its double standards have not changed; it continues to use privately published works for price wars with other ebook vendors. And so, we will not distribute “Tales” through Google Books.
Android apps to buy ebooks are available from Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. We suggest you load all of them so you (too) can shop wherever you please.
Pop into our “Tales” section to find current purchase links for NAMELESS (look under “Tales Anthologies” or “Bones of the Earth”). While there, have a peek at previous titles in T·N·D·S: Tales from the worlds of the Noble Dead Saga.