Kindle Worlds, a publication platform where authors could choose a licensed World, write their own story in that world with the author’s permission (and encouragement), then publish with Amazon to be available through Kindle for purchase and download, will be no more.
I am crushed.
In the midst of promoting the book I just published, A Stranger’s Child, I am, of course, working on the book I would publish next. That book is titled, Safe Harbour, and will be a sequel to Kinder Garden, my successful first foray into the Kindle Worlds. SH would have been my third entry into the Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery Kindle World, also joining Baker’s Dozen.
I had hoped for a mid-June release date. KW submissions ended last week.
Everything currently posted will be removed by July 16.
There are rumors of alternatives for those published in the Kindle Worlds. The rights revert back to me, but since my stories take place in a world belonging to another author, that complicates things.
So, if you want to read either Baker’s Dozen or Kinder Garden, I encourage you to download now. (click on the highlighted titles to go directly to the Amazon page)
If you enjoy a quick and easy ghost story, you might want to invest in other books in this world, as well.
Quick. Now. While you can!
(once they’re downloaded, they belong to you and will not disappear after July 16.)
Safe Harbour is about an unwilling medium who must solve the mysterious death of a handsome ghost with amnesia. Kimmie Jillison, my creation, is the main character. I had built in Mary O’Reilly Alden because it was meant to be published in her world.
With a shout-out to her original mentor, I think I may allow Kimmie to fly solo on this one. Which means rewrites of a nearly completed piece.
Augh, damn you Amazon and your rug-pulling antics.
(Part of me believes this is the Universe telling me to make book two in The Pandoran Legacy a priority!)
Writing in the Kindle Worlds was a great experience for me. It exposed my writing to a whole new audience, and for that I am grateful.
Too bad it had such a short run.
I will keep you posted on my Safe Harbour progress…
I really like this story! I think you will, too!
It WILL find an outlet…
I’d like to offer a hearty thank you to author Terri Reid for allowing us into her world, and one last reminder to check out the Kindle World stories now!
I empathize with you, Mary. My publisher went out, and I have three manuscripts waiting to be published. I loathe the process of finding a publisher.
Oh, Carol, that’s awful! Good luck with your publications! I hope they find a worthy home.
that cover is amazing, however.
Read Kinder Garden. I just bought Baker’s Dozen. I didn’t want it to go into the great void before I got a chance to read it.
Thank you for making my world a better place!!!! Terri
Such kind words! Thank you, Terri. It was an honor to write in your world.
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