book distribution

"Chase of a Dream" and the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library

I opted in for the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library with “Chase of a Lifetime,” because I have always believed in book lending. It’s been almost impossible to do with e-books in the past and I liked the fact that Kindle was offering this feature to readers.

I also did it with “Jonah Sweet of Delancey Street,” for the same reasons.

But I decided not to do it with “Chase of a Dream.” And only for one reason. When you opt into this you are not allowed to distribute e-books to other web sites where e-books are sold for a period of time…I think it’s the first three months, but I’m not certain about that.

I have found that many readers who buy and read erotic romance do this discreetly and it’s a very personal experience for them. And sharing books is not at the top of their list. I understand this and I respect it. In my case, I think it’s more important to distribute books to as many sites as I can than it is to get into book sharing programs.

But more than that, readers who love allromanceebooks.com and other retail web sites where e-books are sold started to e-mail me about why the COAL and Jonah Sweet were only being sold on Amazon.

So I decided not to opt into the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library with “Chase of a Dream” this time for simple, practical purposes. It’s not that I don’t support lending. It’s just that I had to make a decision I thought would be best for readers.