First, some background.
I have quite a few publishers (fourteen to be exact), with the largest being my Japanese publisher Takeshobo. They did the Japanese translation and distribution of the Kaiju Apocalypse trilogy as a single book. I’m not hear to talk about them, though.
The publishers I’m talking about today, however, are Chris Kennedy Publishing and Baen Books. CKP has multiple imprints for different genres, and three of these imprints publish different series that I write in or have created. Baen publishes a lot of my favorite SF and Fantasy authors, like Larry Correia, Lois Bujold, and David Weber.
CKP announced yesterday that they are teaming up with Baen for ebook distribution across different platforms. Up until last week CKP was strictly with Amazon distribution, as is the majority of small-press publishers currently out there. All of my books from CKP were offered under the Kindle Unlimited program, which has recently had some issues come up. Now, this is all me surmising here, so don’t take it as scripture, but I’m assuming that CKP received a better deal from Baen for ebook distribution when compared to the deal Amazon and KU were offering.
So instead of strictly Amazon, beginning on June 3 Corruptor will be available across a variety of platforms, including Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and others. I think the total is seven platforms.
Then, on June 8, Wraithkin will also be available in these formats, courtesy of CKP and Baen. To say I’m excited is an understatement.
In the meantime, I’m almost finished with Deathlords, Book 3 of the Kin Wars Saga. When I say “almost” I do mean it. I have 1.5 chapters to write, then a quick read through before it goes off to the Super Mega Awesome Beta Force Crew. There it will be torn apart like a pack of rabid dogs devouring a 50 pound hunk of meat and sent back to me with so much red that I will bury my face in my pillow in shame. Corrections made, it will be off to the publisher, who will then have their own editor tear it apart a second time.
Yeah, I hate the editing process. Can you tell?