An Important Message About Chase Connor ebooks.

As many of my long-term readers know, my ebooks have always been available exclusively with Amazon KDP. Paperbacks and hardbacks could always be purchased through various bookstores.

The main reason for this was so that readers who belonged to Kindle Unlimited could read my books as part of their subscription to that service. This benefitted readers in that they could access many of my books for less money and it benefitted me in that I still got paid for the number of pages read. It was symbiotic.

In talking to readers and after a long discussion with The Lion Fish Press, we’ve decided to change the way that Chase Connor Books are published in the future.

All of my currently published books as of today (February 9th, 2022) are going to be leaving Kindle Unlimited when enrollment expires. We will be migrating them to other bookstores’ e-readers so that the ebooks can be read on services/devices other than Kindle/Kindle Unlimited.

We expect to have this completed by June 1st, 2022. This is to allow the enrollment periods with Kindle Unlimited to expire.

I want to be clear that this has NOTHING to do with Amazon or their services. This is about what works best for my readers and for me. This is about what gets my books into more readers’ hands at an affordable rate and in more accessible ways.

Regardless of the broader discussion going on out there, Amazon/KDP/Kindle Unlimited has been very good to me as an author and I want to be clear about that fact. Removing these books from KU was a difficult decision, but one that I feel is in the best interest of readers. Besides, all of the books have had a great run on KU, but it’s time for them to have a larger, broader life, I feel.

Having said that, future books will be still be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited for the initial 90 Day enrollment period before being migrated to other ebook services.

This will give my Kindle Unlimited readers a chance to access my books through that service for 3 months before they are moved to a broader market. However, after the initial 90 Day enrollment, we will transition to the widespread distribution of the ebook.

While it may not be ideal for my ebook readers that do not want to shop through Amazon since they will have to wait 90 days to purchase/read the ebook, it feels like this is the fairest option for the bulk of my readers. I want to make as many people as happy as possible, and this seems like the best way to do that.

Nothing will change with any paperbacks or hardbacks at this time. We have no current plans to change how we publish hard copies.

As time goes on, we’ll gather data, talk to readers, see what’s working, what isn’t, and modify publishing models as needed.

Hopefully, we can keep readers as happy as possible and reading as much as possible. Because, as good as Amazon has been to me, the readers have been even better. You folks are what gives me a reason to sit in front of the screen each day.

I hope that this is good news for my readers and that we have an exciting future together. I can’t wait to throw more words in your faces.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me via the Contact Form, via email at chaseconnor@chaseconnor.com, or via Twitter.

Hugs & Love,

Chase

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