I (R.J., as the kitties are busy sleeping because they’re lazy) have some general news for you regarding Kobo! A lot of it is good, especially for those who are on a tight budget.
So, I’ll just plow through this so y’all can get back to your Friday night.
1: Don’t panic if you notice some books go offline from Kobo for a day or two. I’m in process of finishing transferring books from a distributor to directly with Kobo. Once the process is started, it should only take a few days for everything to be merged so your libraries are consistent. This should also remove the RJ vs R.J. problems at this vendor at the same time. (I can hope, I can dream.)
2: All books will be enrolled in Kobo Plus, which is a subscription service currently available for Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands. I am paid for reads, just like in services like Kindle Unlimited, but I have non-exclusive terms. I’m really pleased to be in Kobo Plus, since I have the freedom to do with my books as I please. So, my entire library will be available for those on a budget through this platform if you don’t want to buy individual copies but still want to read, if you’re in the countries it’s available in.
Kobo Plus, as far as I know, will be expanding to new countries as they can. Timeline? No idea. But, so far, I’m really liking being in their system, and I feel I’ve been treated fairly thus far. That’s important. And I do like making my books accessible.
3: Karma has a Bookbub Featured Deal coming up soon. Kobo is one of my preferred vendors, so don’t be surprised to see me pushing it there.
4: The Kobo Forma is an amazing ereader, and it’s by far my absolute favorite of the lot to use. I get the very rare glitch (same as I do on my kindle paperwhites) and it’s got clicker buttons for me to use instead of having to tap or finger swipe the screen. My tendonitis REALLY appreciates this…
5: Not Kobo related, but Pat was retired today. He was claimed by my husband to be a gaming computer… and I was given this REALLY SHINY monitor so I can use my really beefy Macbook Pro laptop, which was named Quinn after I polled on the facebook page.
Beyond that, things are going decently. I’m getting back in the saddle, and I’m really starting to be productive again at writing. February sucked, but March is progressively getting better.
Catnapped is scheduled to release in early May, and everything is going well with it. I’m having a fun time working on the book, I’m enjoying how it’s coming together, and I really hope everyone enjoys the fun romp! Diana is a little weird, but I like her.
And because I’m not a total Jerky McJerkyFace, here’s Diana’s first glimpse of Darian…
I should have worn something nice.
It was one thing to face off against the Devil, who’d opted to show up as a tanned white man in a black suit, while I wore wrinkled work clothes. It was another to face off against the Devil, one of his brothers, and one of his top generals, all while wearing wrinkled work clothes. Unfortunately for my peace of mind, the archangel proved to be Raguel, best known for pursuing justice with unrelenting determination. To further complicate matters, the devilish general proved to be Belial. How the devil in charge of ruination of all things tolerated the archangel in charge of justice baffled me, but they accompanied a dark-haired woman in designer clothes, who contained the forces of heaven and hell with a single glare.
Even Lucifer behaved at the first sign her attention would fall on him.
The young man with them did take after his mother, and he gave Lucifer a run for his money in the tall, dark, nicely tanned, and handsome department.