#Amazonfail – Amazon’s got a serious issue displaying some authors’ books depending on locale.

#Amazonfail – Amazon’s got a serious issue displaying some authors’ books depending on locale.

Subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an update! So, this Amazon bug first cropped up a few weeks ago. I saw a couple of fellow authors frantically asking if readers could see their Kindle books in Amazon’s store. I, and others, went and looked and yes, they were there. A couple of bloggers mentioned … Read More

Amazon rank-stripping erotica books and authors.

Amazon rank-stripping erotica books and authors.

(Latest Edit: 3/29/2018 – 10:15pm – Most of my book rankings are now back. Back-end at Author Central I still can’t see my author ranking for Kindle/erotica and Books/erotica, but hopefully that will come back soon. I’m cynical enough to wonder if their stock shares plummeting today, combined with someone noticing a sudden dip in … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: #amazonfail Amazon’s love/hate with erotica.

Shocker (not) Amazon’s at it again shuffling titles into adult categories (meaning unsearchable) willy-nilly. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/amazons-lovehate-with-erotica.html In case you missed it… Impact (Suncoast Society 32, MMF, BDSM) is now available for pre-order. And it features Tilly, Cris, and Landry. ūüôā¬†  

Amazon’s secret sauce algorithm dings erotica authors?

I discovered something interesting this morning that I feel warrants a blog post. It’s no secret (just look at my blog header image) that I write under multiple pen names. My most prolific pen name is Tymber Dalton, which is 99% erotic romance. I also write as Lesli Richardson (my real name). When I finally … Read More

KU info and Amazon WTFery – Reviews rejected/removed?

Two different ‘Zon topics to touch upon today, the new KU/KOLL payment structure, and the ‘Zon’s sooper-seekret sawce algorithm review removal process for…reasons? (What reasons, apparently, we’re not allowed to know.) New KU/KOLL Payment Structure Hugh Howey (as always) does a great job with going through the points: http://www.hughhowey.com/great-ku-flip-2015/ Susan Kay Quinn also dissects it: … Read More

Amazon changes how book rankings are displayed.

Whoops, more Amazon news. I discovered something new when I logged into the ‘Zon this morning. Looks like they’ve changed their listing system for book rankings. You can now click on books and see where they are ranked in their sub-categories, even if they’re no longer in the top 100 in their categories. (This screenshot … Read More

Amazon KU and KOLL payment structure changing.

EDIT: I wrote to Amazon and actually talked to a representative on the phone to get these issues clarified. That blog post is HERE. From the “see, I told you so” files… Amazon has announced that they’re changing the payment structure for books exclusively enrolled in Kindle Unlimited (KU) and the books that are eligible … Read More

Authors asking for reviews: the readers speak out. (And, FYI, they HATE Goodreads.)

So I conducted a highly scientific informal poll of my Tymber’s Trybe and Facebook peeps yesterday. (And a HUGE thank you to everyone who chimed in with their opinions.) The subject was asking about authors requesting reviews from readers. Which led to a side question to the Trybe peeps only about Goodreads and GR groups. … Read More

New titles in print.

Time for a little catch-up. LOL Still getting all the book pages added to the site, but meanwhile, several more titles of mine have appeared in print: Two Geeks and Their Girl,¬†Pinch Me (Suncoast Series 6), Hope Heals, Without Porpoise (Placida Pod 3) and Porpoisefully Yours (Placida Pod 4). I’ll update the books’ pages here, … Read More

The sky’s not falling, and Amazon doesn’t (always) eat their young.

I awoke this morning to various views on Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads, varying in tone from, “Meh,” to, “OHMYGODIT’STHEENDOFTHEWORLD!” And everywhere in between. I tend more toward the “Meh” end of the spectrum myself. Why? Shelfari. Oh, and a little site you might have heard of called IMDb. Yeah, I’ll wait while you go over … Read More