Frequently Asked Questions About New Release Schedule

Q: Can you explain your new release schedule?
A: Absolutely. Here it is:


Preorder Schedule

  1. Preorder available for ebook, audio and signed paperbacks from my store to be released first.
  2. TWO WEEKS LATER: Preorder available everywhere, including Kindle, Nook, AppleBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay, Audible, library apps, etc. to be released ONE WEEK after the store release.

Release Schedule:

Week 1 (Friday): Release of all preorders from my store, including ebook, audio and paperbacks mailed the week before. For Hurricane After Dark, week 1 in June 16, 2023.

Week 2 (Friday): Release on Kindle, Nook, AppleBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay, Audible, Online Paperback retailers, library apps. For Hurricane After Dark, week 1 in June 23, 2023.


Kindle Unlimited Release

Approximately one month after the wide release, the new book will leave Nook, AppleBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay and library apps to become exclusive to Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, where it will remain. For Hurricane After Dark, watch for the KU release in mid-July.


Q: What is the BEST way to make sure I don’t ever miss a new book or preorder announcement?

A: Please join my newsletter mailing list at and make sure to click on the link in the email you will receive after joining to confirm your subscription. That way you will get emails directly from me with any new developments as they occur.


Q: Why are you making this change?

A: This allows me to offer books to readers in all the formats they have requested from me, and it allows me to sell direct to readers from my own store, which is honestly more profitable.


Q: Why are you adding ebook and audio direct sales from your store?

A: Because it’s a win-win for me and my readers. It allows readers to get the books they want one week early, and it gives me direct access to my customers, which I don’t have through the major retailers. For instance, if I want to know who the most rabid Gansett or First Family fans are, I have no way to know that now. When I see who buys what books early, then I have that data and can use it to inform the readers who most want to know about new books in those series. That’s just one of many advantages from my end.


Q: I want my books on Kindle, Nook, AppleBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay, Audible, etc. Can I still get them there?

A: Yes, you can preorder them two weeks after the preorder from my store is announced. In the case of Hurricane After Dark, it will be available on all the retailers on May 4.


Q: If I order my ebook from your store, can I still read it on my Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, etc?

A: Yes! On release day, you will receive an email from BookFunnel that will ask you where you want to send your book, and all the major retailers are listed as options.


Q: I like to keep all my books together. If I get a new Kindle, Nook or Kobo device, will the books I buy from your store transfer?

A: Not automatically. However, readers are always able to access their books again through their BookFunnel library ( in case they do happen to lose them. So if the worst-case scenario occurred, you would still be able to download and access them again. 


Q: I don’t like change. Why are you forcing this on us?

A: I am not forcing anyone to do anything. If you prefer to read the same way you always have, then that option is available to you in the second wave of preorders. If you prefer to read the book when it is first available anywhere, you can get it from my store. If you prefer to read in Kindle Unlimited, it will be there about a month after release. This way everyone gets what they want.


Do you have other questions that I haven’t addressed here? Please contact me. I will answer as soon as I can!

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