Update on where to buy my books

Most people in the Romance community at this point have heard the sad news that All Romance E-books, a distributor of Romance and erotica, is closing. I have deactivated my books there, as they are not paying authors anymore. 😦

It got me thinking about what to do… Should I go back to being Amazon exclusive? It seems like KU is killing the competition, and maybe there is more money to be made by re-entering that program. But then, so many readers do not want to shop at Amazon, or can’t (for multiple reasons) so being tied down to just one vendor is maybe not the smartest.

For now, I’ve decided to stay “wide.” What that means is my books will continue to be available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, and Scribd.

Also, I have started a PayHip page for digital downloads of my books. Find it here: https://payhip.com/ameliabishop (I am working on a PayHip page for AC Bishop, too.)

A while back I had created a square store for selling signed paperbacks. So if that is something you are interested in, you can find those here. (US shipping only)

Is there a place you like to buy (or sell) your Romance fiction? I’d love to know!

Beyond the ‘Zon

Hello! I’ve made a decision, and have it almost fully implemented: I’m going wide with all my titles. Yes, from here on out I am no longer in the KU (kindle Unlimited) program, which required Amazon exclusivity. Now my books are available at Barnes & Noble, kobo, All Romance, and other major retailers. (I’ve updated my “books” page with buy links)

I’m not sure if this is a good choice or a bad one, I guess we never know that about any decision until it is too late, right? I’m just hoping this isn’t a mistake. But I suppose, if it is, it can be reversed.

I’m kind of sorry to be out of KU, only because I loved the idea of an amazon subscription service. As a reader, I think that kind of thing is fantastic. But as a writer, having to be exclusive with one retailer is tough. It means if I don’t get enough “reads” on the subscription, the program is not really worthwhile. I wonder about non-exclusive sites like 24 symbols and  scribd (which I have a few books on!) and how long they will last. It seems most of the subscription sites have been short lived, especially the ones that paid authors well.

If you’re a reader, and you prefer a retailer other than Amazon, here are my pages on Barnes & NoblekoboAll Romance e-Books

If you are an author, what are your thoughts on KU now? Is it still working for you? Or are you out, as well?

More Than Love

My m/m contemporary More Than Love is live!

I hope people like this story. It’s not very action packed or dramatic: it’s a quiet story of love. I know that is not as popular as other styles, but I hope maybe some people will enjoy it anyway.trustme_cover_v3

The two main characters are Dan and Ian. Dan is the point-of-view character the whole time, he’s a cop in his late 30’s who is longing for a relationship. Ian is a guy he dated in college and never forgot, and this is the story of their second chance at love.

If you are looking for a gentle love story with a happy ending, give it a try!

Thanks ❤

Cover reveal!

Hi! I have a cover for my upcoming release More Than Love!!trustme_cover_v3

It’s a little different from my usual kissing/embracing covers. I hope it represents the story and draws people in, anyway. Here’s the blurb:

Dan watched the people in his life settle down, get married, and have kids, while he cycled through a seemingly endless string of break-ups and disappointing relationship fails. So when Ian, the college boyfriend Dan never quite forgot, comes back to town and wants to get together, Dan jumps at a second chance with the one who got away. And despite his track record he holds out hope that he and Ian might make it work this time.

While Ian is still just as sweet and sexy as he ever was back in college, he’s also harder, slicker, and more secretive than Dan remembers. As a cop, Dan’s suspicions are roused by Ian’s behavior. As a man, he wants nothing more than to ignore those worries and fall headfirst into their new relationship. If Ian is a criminal, turning him in will break Dan’s heart. But ignoring Ian’s crimes could ruin Dan’s career.

Sometimes, what destroys us are not the things we fear, but our fears themselves.

Release date: March 25!!

If you’re interested in winning a copy before you can buy one, enter my goodreads giveaway! If you win, you’ll get a spiffy paperback signed by me 🙂

omg I’m done

With my story! I finished my draft, revised it, and have it out to the last batch of betas now. But I’m pretty confident no major changes are needed. (I hope.)

This one took me soooooo long to finish! I started writing this story, which I’d titled “trust me” as a working title, way back in September of 2014. I put it aside last year while I wrote Uncharted Hearts, and finally picked it up again for NaNoWriMo 2015.

Originally I had hoped it would be a sort of thriller/cop story. But I’ve learned a thing or two since 2014. Most importantly, I’ve learned that I write Romance. Just Romance. Not thrillers with a romantic sub-plot. Not sweeping epics with some romance sprinkled in for flavor. Just Romance. And I’m okay with that, now. Romance is enough.

Once I let go of my need to make this story anything “more,” I was able to move forward. I’m happiest and most productive writing character focused Romance, and that is what this story is.

The MC is a cop, but I’m not marketing it as a cop story because it is not a high-drama, action packed thing. The couple is interracial, but I’m not focusing on that either, as race is a non-issue in this story. It is simply a relationship story, a tale of two men falling in love. I’m calling it “More Than Love” (thanks Sarah for the title help! ❤ ) and I’m setting a release date of March 25. The cover is done, the blurb is written, and it’s going to the editor next week. Now…it’s wine time!

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Also FYI today is “national drink wine day” so you should prob have wine time, too!

Valentine Sales

Hi! I’m taking part in a multi-author promo for Valentine’s day ❤ Lots of great LGBT Romances are discounted.

(apologies to those who subscribe to my newsletter and have already seen this)

My book, Waterwitch, is on sale for .99 through the 15th
This is a gay paranormal romance, with witch and fae characters.

Alina Popescu’s Edge of Hope is a m/f paranormal romance, book 1 in her Bad Blood series, and will be on sale for .99 February 13th-15th

If you want to pick up book 2 in Alina’s Bad Blood series, that is also on sale! Breaking of Bonds will be discounted to .99 February 13th-15th as well.

Chris McHart has a book on sale for .99, a gay m-preg called Saving Alex. It’s book two in a series, but book 1 is available free. 🙂

Ana J. Phoenix has a short available for free, and it sounds like a great valentine’s day read! Valentine’s Surprise

For something longer by Ana J. Phoenix, check out For Never and Always, on sale for .99 during Valentine’s week!

If you are into lesbian Romances, even a little, you’ll want to check out Renee Cronin’s Tastes like Cherry. On sale for FREE February 13th-15th

Gay sci-fi/futuristic fans will want to get Wendy Rathbone’s The Moonling Prince while it is discounted. It will be free on amazon February 13th-15th

I hope you find something you enjoy on this list. If you do, please consider writing a review. It is the nicest valentine’s gift an author can receive!
Have a great weekend ❤

cover reveal

Vincenzo is a witch with a short fuse, a sexy smile, and a dirty mouth.

Life demands little from Vincenzo. Treasured by his mother and grandmother, protected by his coven, and blessed with precognitive skills, he grew up happy and carefree in his snug home by the bay.

Then a dangerously attractive Fae walks into his house to steal his beloved heirlooms, and into his dreams to steal his heart. Meanwhile, haunting visions of an unknown disaster on the horizon shake his secure world and force him to take responsibility for the first time in his life.

Now he must master his witchcraft, temper his impulsiveness, and listen to his heart.

It’s time for this witch to grow up.

Release Date is September 8, but you can Pre-Order it now!!

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