Blood Brothers Heading for KU

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

This fall, I enrolled most of my historical romances in Kindle Unlimited, since Amazon is the portal where I sell the most historical romance. The exceptions were the Brides of North Barrows series—some of those stories are in anthologies that are available at all portals, so they’re ineligible for Kindle Unlimited and Blood Brothers. The Wolf & the Witch is available at all portals and so is the pre-order for The Hunter & the Heiress. Having the other books in KU working out fairly well and it sure is a lot less work to manage.

I had a hard look at Blood Brothers this past weekend, and it is amazing how heavily skewed the numbers are toward Amazon. I’ve started to take The Wolf & the Witch down from wide publication, with the goal of enrolling it in Kindle Unlimited by the middle of November. It’s come down first from the aggregators and KOBO, since those distribution chains take the longest to change.

The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

The Hunter & the Heiress is available for pre-order at some portals and of course, I want to honor the pre-orders that exist. I’ll try a strategy popular with historical romance authors with this book—the book will be published at those portals so the pre-orders can be fulfilled. It will available in wide distribution for a week before being moved into Kindle Unlimited and made exclusive to Amazon. This works well for other authors and may prove to be the path going forward.

The Regencies sell much better than the medievals at other portals, so I’m thinking about starting another Regency series that will be widely available.

2 thoughts on “Blood Brothers Heading for KU

  1. I am glad this change will be less work for you to manage. Please consider this comment as information only. I read all of your books in ebook form but on iBooks (Apple). Amazon has abandoned its Kindle App for the Mac platform so I am unable to read their ebooks on my laptop (MacBook). That means I have to read any Amazon ebooks on my phone/iPad which is a much less comfortable activity. Thank you for enabling those of us who use iBooks to enjoy your books by selling them initially in wide distribution and then moving them into Kindle Unlimited. No matter how you sell your books I will always find and read them!


    • Thanks for your comment, Marianne. That’s interesting about the Kindle App – I read Kindle books on my iPad and so far that works fine. I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be able to read them on a laptop. (I’m done with my laptop for the day by the time I settle in to read!)
      Thanks for reading my books!


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