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Taerak's Void
by M. R. Mathias

$ 3.99
Kindle Edition published 2017-07-09
Bestseller ranking: 7257

Product Description
Taerak's Void
(Book One of Fantastica)
A new series by multiple award winning author, M. R. Mathias

After finding a strange medallion and some maps with markings that no one in his village can understand, Braxton Bray decides to take it all to the Hall of Scholars in the kingdom's capital. But greed is everywhere. Braxton and a tough young female caravan guard named Nixy are forced to run for their lives, for someone else wants what Braxton found and is willing to go to great lengths to take it from him.

With a hefty, kingdom wide, bounty on their heads, not even the great wizards of the Sorcerious can help them. Left with nothing but each other, Braxton and Nixy have no choice but to get on a ship and go on an adventure that will take them places they would have otherwise never imagined. Elves, dwarves, giant gothicans, and trolls, treacherous forests on distant shores, love, death, terror, and magic all await...

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I agree with David, wait until book 3 is out!

When you do, if you're only planning on going wide with book 1 and keeping the rest in KU, you don't need book 1 everywhere. I only have my permafrees on iBooks and b&n, through D2D, because income doesn't matter on a free book and it's simple for me. I decided not to publish to kobo because it can be hard to pull books from if you want to go back into KU.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Streetlib - are you getting any....?
« Last post by AC de Fombelle on Today at 03:43:50 AM »
Hi! I'm AC, from StreetLib, I'd be happy to help you and answer your questions if you have any :)
I'd definitely get rid of hard DRMs, smart choice!  :)

OP: I read you have distributed Spanish books with us. As you may have seen we distribute to all the largest online bookstores in LatAm and Spain, boosting sales there might require making the links to those stores more visible when you promote your books. And maybe finding a way to promote them in Spanish?

As for the Wholesale/Agency question, just to make sure things are clear for you: the stores have each their models (Agency or Wholesale), we don't have a say in that but what we propose is for you to choose if you'd rather have the same revenues, whatever the model (which will mean adjusting street prices for some stores) or if you prefer having the same price everywhere but with different revenues. You can read a bit more about this here:


By the way, I don't know if you are aware we have opened offices in NYC and invite all our users from UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand to join the StreetLib USA company. This would mean monthly payments, zero threshold, payments via PayPal or Payoneer (or Bank transfer for US users) and a bunch of other advantages. If you'd like to move there, please let me know, we'll set it up!

Ask me anything you'd like to know about us :) I'd be happy to help!!

Enjoy your day!
Writers' Cafe / Re: What do you think of these 5 fantasy book covers?
« Last post by Ashly Kim on Today at 03:40:27 AM »

My favorite is number 4!
Writers' Cafe / Re: Do you write female villains?
« Last post by LucasCWheeler on Today at 03:40:13 AM »
One of my main villains throughout my first Sci-Fi trilogy is female, and one of the main character's mother. It makes for a complicated relationship, to say the least. She's by no means the only villain though, and most others are male (although, none are really as powerful as her).
Writers' Cafe / Re: KU payouts - do the math
« Last post by brkingsolver on Today at 03:38:16 AM »
Not trying to poke a bear here, but if the page read growth has been 50% increase over 6 months and the payout not, and we're chalking that up to only scammers despite Amazon doing a big push for 2 year subscriptions etc. is that not scary that the Kindle Unlimited program isn't growing?

I agree with you. It's too easy to blame everything on scammers and other nefarious baddies. Amazon promotes KU subscriptions like crazy. Although this summer sucks, I've already had 4 times as many pages read as I did all last year. That was due to a new series, not paying a click farm. People are using the service.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Updated ebooks
« Last post by Lee Carlon on Today at 03:36:27 AM »
There is a setting under Your Content and Devices > Settings where you can opt to receive updates to books:

Opt in to receive new versions of your books when we have confirmed that improvements were made.

So if an author corrects a couple of typos and uploads a new version, you won't get that version, unless the author has also contacted amazon and they agree that improvements have been made.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Annoying trend? Or is it just me noticing it?
« Last post by Mercia McMahon on Today at 03:34:02 AM »
To my mind a prequel has nothing to do with being a reader magnet, but is one for the fans. Examples would be the how they became an assassin prequels by Barry Eisler (Graveyard of Memories) and Russell Blake (Night of the Assassin: Assassin Series Prequel). I would not find either of those books the best for drawing in new readers. It obviously didn't work for me as those are the only John Rain and El Rey novels I have read.
Writers' Cafe / Re: How are your novelettes doing?
« Last post by Eugene Kirk on Today at 03:32:47 AM »
Hey Eugene. Have you taken them wide yet, and do you think that's helping? I've read a few comments that suggest shorter work don't do so well in KU.

I've taken them out but haven't taken them wide as yet. For me, it's not so much of an advantage since I can't go direct to many of the retailers being outside the US. I'd have to use D2D. But, the main advantage I see here is landing a book bub easier being wide.

So while I may or may not make money wide, I certainly am seeing more income being out of KU and just selling normally on amazon. I plan to make an omnibus next and try to land a bookbub with that. I've heard omnibus editions do well on other platforms and have a higher price tolerance. Just deciding now if I'll do 2 omnibuses or 1 and what to price them at.

Writers' Cafe / Re: AMS payments
« Last post by PaulineMRoss on Today at 03:29:55 AM »
I don't think I'll change my method. It's not always convenient for them to take the money when they want to; I like to control the situation and I would lose that control if they take it from my royalties. As it is, they have a dummy card number which I know won't go through. I change it when I'm ready to pay, then change it back again if it looks like it will leave me short.

Has it occurred to you that maybe they're offering to take their payment from your royalties because of your dummy card system? If they've had a few failed attempts to take money, they may have you marked down as a flakey sort, or someone with financial issues, and they're just trying to make sure they get what's owed to them.

Personally, I wouldn't want ad payments taken directly from my royalties. I like to keep everything clearly separate for accounting purposes.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Central Author Page
« Last post by C. Gold on Today at 03:28:07 AM »
As a reader I love the author page in Amazon, especially when the author has linked up their blog to the page so I can read at a glance about any updates to books I'm waiting for. I also find the list of book images at the top to be a fast way to click to a book I'm interested in, assuming I'm looking for a specific title name and it's somewhere after page 1 in their book listing. Just click right arrow until I see it and click the book and BAM - book page. Quite convenient.

The books you publish go automagically into the scroll bar thingy at the top. The blogs have to be set up by the author to be seen. It's pretty easy to set the blog feed if you know what your blog RSS url is. Just type that in the RSS feed edit box when editing your Author Central info.

I also click Follow on the authors I'm interested in. Not only does this let me know that I liked that author's previous works if I randomly click on a new book to read, but I also can scan through the Amazon emails that get sent out when that author publishes a new book.

So as a reader I like it when authors fully utilize the author page.
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