Third Party Sellers

I am all for third-party sellers.  These are companies or people who buy your books to resell them themselves.  YAY!  Right?

The only problem I have run into with third-party sellers is that sometimes the books are inflated in price, as though they are a collector’s item.

My books are usually priced around $7.99 for an e-book (and believe me, I do believe you get value for your money worth with a 100-150K book) and around $14.95 for a paperback.  It’s usually the paperbacks that they hyper-inflate.  I found one of my books priced out at over $300.  While I appreciate the idea that it’s worth that, it would have to be in gold for them to get that price.   It does not hurt the retailer whose site it is put up on as they still get their cut (ie: Amazon):Amazon-Vendor-Central-vs-Seller-Central

All of my books, novellas, and shorts are still available, have been updated, and are priced reasonably according to their lengths.  ENJOY!

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Boxed Sets

I  am thrilled to offer my Malice books in boxed sets for those of you who are collecting!

Five Star

June 12, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love the individual stories so much that I am buying the Volumes!!! Love this writer. Well written and hot, well edited books.
ALL of these are contained in these boxed sets!

But the series doesn’t end there, these two are also available:

And, for those of you who are patiently waiting for the next in the series, coming soon!

#23 Monitored Malice

 

Labels ~ Model?

Some things should be labeled, some things should not be…

Some labels that I gladly accept (in no particular order): entrepreneur, lesbian, business owner, mom, writer/author, marketeer, and publisher.

Some labels I never expected to hear: diva, stud, model.

The idea of being called a stud is laughable to this femme lesbian, but there you have it, I have not only been labeled one, but it’s official…and, they are using my picture as a model for their calendar!  I love their explanation of what a divastud is and I really do think I fit it so I gladly accept these new labels even if I laugh at them too!

Check it out here and you can order prints of their calendar while you are there!

Facebook and my blog

Facebook, in an effort to stop the various nefarious activities that screwed with not only it’s site but social media in general, has stopped ‘allowing’ WordPress to automatically post to it.  That means that if you are seeing this, it’s probably because you subscribed to it (thank you), you saw it on other media sites like Twitter, Linked In, or I posted it on Facebook (if I’m not in Facebook Jail, funny, not funny).

I understand their rationale but for people like me who are fairly active on Facebook, they are preventing ‘free’ advertising which is what their ultimate goal is.  As mentioned in my Facebook Jail article (which, ironically got me put IN Facebook Jail for posting it), they’ve screwed me over many times when I pay for advertising or they put me in jail when I post too often or too much.  I get that, they have to control spammers, but really, their site is ideal to post in the various groups I am in.  I occasionally do pay other posters to post about my books, after all, I have to watch it or I’ll be in trouble with Facebook (which happens often enough).

I really hope the improvements on Facebook actually work, however, it’s like pulling teeth these days as their site goes through updates (without telling us).  They learned their lessons by not announcing some of their updates as people in general don’t like change and think their opinions will matter with such a large company.  Good luck with that, all you are doing is bitch’n and moan’n about something YOU have no say in.  We are the product, not the powers-that-be and once you realize that, the better.

Meanwhile, if you have subscribed to my blog, thank you.  If you are reading it for the first time, thank you too!  Enjoy my books!

Random

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I love doing things randomly, impulsively, and on the fly.  It’s probably why I have so many works in progress because I come up with those random or impulsive stories based on just as random ideas.  I can watch a movie and come up with three book ideas sometimes…writing them can take years.  It’s the random or impulsive things that are usually the most successful for me.  That flash of brilliance that pans out.

Take this meme for instance…it had something about Steve on it and I erased whatever it was, promptly forgot it, and then came up with this little gem.  I got so many shares and likes on it that I still lol about it.  Fortunately, my g/f is named Sarah and she found it amusing it too.  I like putting things like this out into the universe, on the various social media sites, and letting it randomly come back up on my feed…sometimes years down the line.  It wasn’t my artwork so I certainly didn’t sign it.  I do have a Lesbian page where I put out lots of meme’s, if you aren’t aware of the page, hit me up (that is, hit me up as in ask me, cause, you know, girlfriend?) on Facebook and I’ll tell you where or what it is.

If you like a little random humor or story now and then, my books always have something that is a bit amusing, real, or impulsive and I hope that is portrayed accurately in them to where you might laugh out loud.

Check out my website at www.kannemeinel.com

Write an author

If you love a book

Recently I received a couple of letters via email about my books.  It’s fun to hear from readers, at least, for me it is.  It’s also important.  I don’t know about other writers but I go through ups and downs about my writing.  I keep telling myself I’m writing for me so that I don’t write because I think it will be a best-seller and the readers will all buy it…nope, can’t do that or you wouldn’t write your true self.  I do write because I enjoy it, the stories are clamoring to be written, and, I’m rather over-zealous…in case you all hadn’t noticed…I’m fairly prolific.

Recently I consulted a PR Agent and his suggestion was, release less and make them anticipate what you are going to release more…um, how do I do that when I’m trying to get the stories out there?  I mean, really, do you, the readers WANT to wait?  Maybe the ‘experts’ are right (write? ha, ha) and I should release less because people are probably sick of seeing me advertising books all the time, but, then there are those who are waiting on things:

Alice, my serial-killer series in the Malice stories has been waiting to make further appearances in Book #23 for a year.  How can I deny her and her demons?

Pirated #3, tentatively named Pirated Life has also been waiting over a year, do you all want to find out what happens with their story?

Recently I released a prequel to my Vetted story in Cavalcade and eagerly anticipate the sequel to Cavalcade since I couldn’t fit it all into one novel.  I mean, really, would you pay for a 500 page book nowadays?  I think that would be off putting to some.  Fortunately, I wrote them both this spring and my editor is finishing up the second one, Pioneered, due out in August…YAY!  And, just for kicks, I finished up Vetted Further, the sequel to Vetted, because there was so much more story there.

So, for this author, I do WANT to hear from you.  If you loved, hated, or just enjoyed the stories, please let an author know…because, without the fans, the readers, the followers, we are JUST writing for ourselves and while that’s fun, we also need the feedback.  Thank you in advance and you’re welcome to the stories!

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Fact vs Fiction

The definition of Fiction, as per Google search is:

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So this means, you sometimes have to suspend disbelief to read a story…it’s called fiction for a reason, because the author, made up this story, it came from their imagination.  If it were fact, it would be a biography (even then, read it with a grain of salt), an auto-biography, or they would clearly state it was non-fiction.

The Northwood Lodge

My book The Northwood Lodge  (yes, I know it should be Northwoods, but I didn’t name it, my grandparents did) is the only piece of literature that I have written that is non-fiction…this means, it’s not made up.

My other works are clearly made up…or as they call it in layman’s terms, fiction.  I find it amusing when someone states they are upset because I made up a town, a place, or hey, the people aren’t real…um, hello?  Again, it’s called fiction for a reason.

Seriously, if they were fact, my erotica alone would make me the biggest s&*t there is and I am clearly not that.  At the time I wrote it, it is what I felt like writing and that’s what we authors do, we write what we feel like, make it up as it goes, sometimes some of us outline it and plan it out, but ultimately, it’s from our imaginations.

As a child, I had an active imagination.  I grew up without anyone around because we lived far out in the country.  My nearest neighbor was about a half a mile or so away.  My siblings were older and didn’t want to play with their little sister.  So I escaped to books and my imagination.  I have to tell you, that imagination never went away.  I can still clearly see the wild Indians, the Little House on the Prairie, and such things.  I think that is why I decided to write a prequel to my book Vetted while I’m also writing Vetted Further, the sequel to these amazing people.

Keep in mind, these books are not based on any REAL people, but real characters in my head.  They are also works in progress and subject to change (including the covers, see the watermarks still?)…but, it’s a nice western series for those who loved Vetted and it’s wonderful characters.

 

It was odd doing the research for Cavalcade and Pioneering, realizing that that this was 170 years ago!  Holy moly!  However, I hope when you read it, you will realize the beginning of this amazing pioneer family down through the years with Cavalcade and with it’s sequel Pioneering, how the family settled in 1800’s Oregon on the very same ranch that I featured in Vetted and Vetted Further.  I loved doing the research to include real, non-fiction facts in with my fiction works as well as including tidbits for the future stories.  Using real historical facts, makes it seem real, but again, it’s fiction.

Keep in mind, fiction means I made it up, non-fiction means I didn’t…