An Earl In Time and Interview for a Wife are still in edits.
So there will be no problem getting them out on their anticipated release dates. An Earl In Time will be out July 17. Interview for a Wife will be out September 25.
I had to get a new website.
Ever since 2008, I’ve been using http://www.ruthannnordin.com. Up until recently, I’ve been able to make updates and whatnot. Well, the service provider I was using has pretty much made it difficult. I gave up and am letting that site run its course until it’s set to expire, which won’t be until next year. To be fair, the provider did warn me that their changes were going to make things difficult.
I have no desire to pay someone to do my website. I want to do it myself so that I can make updates any time I want. I’ve come across authors who have, for one reason or another, been unable to get the person in charge of their website to return their email or adjust their website in a timely manner. Yeah, I know these websites are more professional looking than what I do, but I prefer the ability to do what I want when I want with it.
I have decided to use WordPress since it’s been the most user friendly site I’ve come across. This blog, my monthly newsletter, and now my main website will be under WordPress. Here is the site if you want to check it out.
I updated my Payhip store.
I added the option for people to get pdfs. You can still get the mobi and epub versions, but I thought adding the pdf option might be easier.
Payhip also gave me the ability set up the storefront so that it’s easier to find the category of books someone it looking for. I have broken the books down according to Regencies, Historical Westerns, and Contemporaries. At this time, I can’t sort books into the series they’re in, though. Maybe that will come up in the future.
I also want to offer special deals that are beneficial to those of you who regularly come here. If you share the book page (let’s say Eye of the Beholder) on the social media options Payhip allows (Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest at the moment), you can get 50% off of Eye of the Beholder.
When the next book comes out, I will try to come up with a nice deal.
I’m open to ideas on other special deals I can offer, so let me know if you have any.
I put up a couple of ebooks on Etsy.
I’m hesitant with this one since I don’t know how many people want to buy ebooks on Etsy. It’s primarily known for craft items, but I saw a few authors offering signed paperbacks and ebooks. I’ve already set up the paperbacks I have on hand, but I just recently tried the ebook thing.
I think what I’ll do is offer a special deal on Etsy with the next ebook. All of these changes with Etsy and Payhip were made after A Perilous Marriage went live. I can’t offer any free books on Etsy because I need to pay $0.20 just to list it. So the lowest I can offer there is $0.99. I can offer the ebook in mobi, epub, and pdf format, though. At the moment, I haven’t put many ebooks up.
I’m interested in knowing if buying ebooks on Etsy appeals to anyone, so let me know what you think.
At some point, I do want to offer something for authors. I got halfway into a project and ended up swamped with other work. Except for blog posts, my thing for writers tends to get slogged down on my fiction stuff.
Speaking of which….
I’m FINALLY writing again!
I know. It’s been so long. I had to dust out the cobwebs in my brain this morning.
I had to go back through the Wyoming Series and calculate how old everyone is by the time we get to Jeremiah and Katie’s romance. I had to go over The Cursed Earl and Suitable for Marriage to remind myself of what was going on. I have been heavily in edits and tweaking book covers, Payhip, the website, and wrapping up the homeschool year with my youngest. There’s been some personal stuff going on in the family on top of it. So it just all added up.
I’m glad I got the bulk of everything done. Now my aim is to get back into the writing routine again. Then I won’t have to readjust my publishing schedule again. *fingers crossed*