I have now moved my involvement with Draft2Digital to the next level by establishing Universal Links. What this means is that instead of putting separate links to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and all the others beneath each book entry, one simple link will now take the reader to all of them. This simplifies the whole process enormously.
What happens is that you click on the link that says 'Click here to browse/buy from Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo etc.' and you will immediately be taken to Draft2Digital's associate website, Books2Read. Here, you will see the logos of all the outlets where the book is available. The list is longer than the three mentioned. Click on your chosen logo, and you will be taken straight there, to the actual entry, so you don't have to search for it.
Apple enthusiasts may notice that Apple may not yet appear on the list for every book, even though it is included in the link. This is because their quality controls are the most stringent in the entire industry and it can take a couple of weeks for even the very best epubs (which Draft2Digital's undoubtedly are) to make it through the process. Just keep clicking whenever you browse and the link will appear soon enough.
So far, only the Rutter books are affected because they were not enrolled in Amazon's KDP Select program, which limits electronic publication to Amazon only. Neither is 'The Planning Officers', which will get the Draft2Digital treatment in the next day or two. Everything else is currently enrolled in KDP Select. These contracts will expire over the next three months, the last of them on January 22nd. As they become available, they will be added to my Draft2Digital portfolio. Avalind, Cabral, Larussi, Strella, Stella and Rose will soon be available to everyone.
Links to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk are still listed separately. This is because I have temporarily disabled distribution to Amazon's sites because the books are already there and it makes little sense to have them competing against themselves. The ultimate intention, however, is to withdraw all of my books from Amazon's proprietary publishing division and resubmit them through Draft2Digital. When that day dawns, there will be one simple link beneath each book entry, inviting the reader to browse or buy at all outlets .
That may take a while. It depends on how quickly sales are established through D2D.
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Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.