First, Plaidypus will not have its price changed until someone submits errors through Amazon’s tool.
Initially, I was going to wait until January 1, 2023 to implement the price change from $5.99 to $6.99. Thanks to people reporting errors to Amazon, I have changed my mind. As Amazon insists on forcing me to spend time on their schedule, people who use the retailers rather than my patreon will end up carrying the burden of the price for additional work, having to interrupt my schedule, etc.
The first books to be changed are in the Vigilante Magical Librarians series, as one of the books in the series was hit with the armchair editors.
So, as books are hit with the unrequested armchair editors, the books in the series will have queued changes added to the book, and the price will be immediately raised to $6.99 (or the equivalent increase for shorter works.)
If you want to preorder Moon Tamed, I recommend you do so soon, as the book’s preorder price is changing to $6.99 within the next week to account for the amount of extra work I’m having to do due to Amazon’s policies and readers who feel a need to report/tattle-tale to a vendor.
(Let’s just say the latest reporter had an accuracy rate of a hair over 50% accurate. If they were an editor I’d hired, they would have been fired.)
And that’s that. I can’t beat Amazon’s system, so at least I will get paid a little closer to worth the while for dealing with these armchair editors.
I recommend you sign up for the per release Patreon if you like my books. Due to how Patreon works, it’s a “you will get all books I write moving forward”, but you’ll get the book a little early and at a discount of $1 per book.
Due to someone on Patreon having pirated Plaidypus, I am also changing my mind on the time I release new books. I cannot take the risk associated with 4-6 months in advance if the first trial run resulted in people pirating and sharing the book. 3-7 days I can do, as the damage is minimal.
But, thanks to an unethical reader who decided it was a good idea to share Plaidypus on my discord server, nobody will be receiving the books in advance now.
I am still debating on the issue of audiobooks and print books releasing at the same time. I may still move forward with that, but we’ll see.
Thank you for your understanding.