Sweet Calamine

by megsilver on July 28, 2014

Over the weekend, Mr. Silver surprised us with a visit.

I also managed to get — God knows how — poison ivy. On my neck.

Cosmic balance, I guess. Also absolutely no work got done, so I am a scramblin’ fool so far this morning.

Let’s kick Monday in the teeth, shall we?

FAQ

by megsilver on July 22, 2014

This question has hit my inbox three times already:

Q. What do you think about Kindle Unlimited? Should I sign up?

A. At this point, I have the luxury of hanging back and watching others do all the nitpicking and speculating.

Have I rushed to sign up for a trial? No.

Will I sign up for a trial? Maybe to explore a reader’s experience of the service, but it’s not a service I myself would use. My TBR pile is ginormous enough the way it is, thank you very much.

From a supplier standpoint, I don’t know. I have never experimented with Kindle Select (a requirement to ‘get into’ Kindle Unlimited). I’ve considered pulling the Calais County titles from other retailers to enter them into KS, but have never actually done it, and feel no urgency to do so.

So… No opinion, as yet. I’ll keep my ‘wait and see’ stance until we’ve all seen something from both a consumer and supplier standpoint.

In the meantime, has anyone tried it yet?

Away Message

by megsilver on July 13, 2014

Hey, everybody! I hope you’re all having a great weekend.

This is a note to let you know that I will be out of touch for a couple days. I’ve got a family thing happening. Nothing too serious, just parents who require a little extra help right now, so I will be non-communicado for a bit.

I’ll be able to keep an eye on email, but anything else (like the blog, Facebook, Twitter and retailers) will have to go ignored until I’m back in town.

Thanks!

Pricing Structure Changes

by megsilver on July 9, 2014

Hey, everybody.

If you haven’t noticed yet, starting with last weekend’s sale, I’ve made some pretty drastic changes to the Meg Silver pricing structure. Because I’ve been a long-time reader and long-time gamer, I know how it feels to see prices drop when I’ve paid premium prices for certain products.

It sucks. I hate it, and I’ve put off these changes for half a year to avoid upsetting my readers who’ve stuck with me for a long, long time.

HOWEVER — comma… there’s a simple explanation for why I’m caving in on the changes. Put succinctly, the rise to 2.99 per title works for some authors. I gave it a good faith effort, and it just plain hasn’t had the benefits other authors enjoy from that price point.

In fact, right now the Meg Silver brand is in what I call the Amazon Spiral where there are few views, few sales, almost-zero reviews, all of which kill a brand when it comes to the Amazon algorithms — “also boughts” don’t happen, the titles never reach new eyes, it’s just a slow painful death of zero visibility.

Changing the price-point might or might not help. We’ll see what happens. I just didn’t want to make these changes without any explanation and leave people wondering what the heck was going on.

Wish us luck, and as always, thank you so much for your support.

Things Went Boom

by megsilver on July 7, 2014

So. We survived another July Fourth. The opportunity to blow stuff up makes this holiday Mr. Silver’s side of the family’s Christmas. It was loud and long and fun.

Sadly, now I need to scrape my brain together and focus on getting Episode 11 out to the betas. Which could be interesting, as it’s still parted out like a stolen car at the moment…

I hope everyone had a safe and peaceful holiday. No one be interesting today or I’ll fall behind on deadlines.

Fourth Of July Meg Silver Sale Alert

by megsilver on July 3, 2014

Hey, everybody! Guess what we’re doing for Fourth of July?! Having a sale, of course. Here’s the latest on the Fourth of July Meg Silver Sale.

All Calais County titles are now $.99 USD (permanent change)
Calais County: Gentleman's PrivilegeE-BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:
Smashwords
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AU
Barnes & Noble
All Romance e-Books
iTunes Preview
Google Play

Calais County: Lover's Walk
E-BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:
Smashwords (all file types)
All Romance eBooks (PDF, EPUB, MOBI)
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle CA
Kindle AU
Barnes & Noble
Google Play

The Nights of Yes (digital) is now $.99 USD (permanent change)

Provisional Cover: The Nights Of Yes
Purchasing Options:
Digital Options:
Amazon US (Kindle)
Amazon UK (Kindle)
Amazon CA (Kindle)
Amazon AU (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (All Digital Formats)
All Romance e-Books
iTunes Preview

Select Season One Titles on Sale:

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Quick Purchase Links:
Amazon US for Kindle
Amazon UK for Kindle
Amazon CA for Kindle
Barnes & Noble for Nook
Smashwords (all file types)
Kobo
iTunes Preview
Google Play

Episode 9: For The Wicked

Quick Purchase Links:
Amazon US for Kindle
Amazon UK for Kindle
Amazon CA for Kindle
Barnes & Noble for Nook
Smashwords (all file types)
Kobo
iTunes Preview
Google Play

That way, everyone can get caught up without having to buy the box set.

Enjoy, and please be safe this weekend!

Whoops

by megsilver on July 1, 2014

Is anyone out there a Goodreads librarian?

Emma says there are two versions of Paramour over there. They probably ought to be combined, no?

Neither one of us has a clue how to make such magicks happen…

As The World Turns

by megsilver on June 30, 2014

The contest/giveaway mailing list just wrapped up a rack card giveaway. Lots of you will have goodies coming your way this week. Watch the mail for them; a couple of you had address issues, so please check your inboxes as well.

In other news, we’ve pushed back the dreaded move. That collective sigh of relief you heard came from my children. Maybe not so much from me, but…

In still other news, it turns out hand sanitizer takes pine sap out of long hair; a much better alternative to scissors, if you ask me.

Enjoy your day! Off to revise, then it’s back to the dentist and the weekly provision run. Coffee, don’t fail me now…