Yes, my books are affected by the Amazon-Hachette fight

In case you missed the news from inside publishing, Amazon.com has decided it wants an even bigger discount from publishers than it has been getting, and the first publisher they’re going after is one of the Big Five, Hachette Book Group. Hachette’s imprints include venerable ones like Little, Brown and also the former Time Warner Books now called Grand Central Publishing. The romance imprint of GCP is Forever. Forever is the publisher of my Struck by Lightning Trilogy.
So if you’re trying to order Slow Surrender or Slow Seduction from Amazon, you may see surprising things like they claim the book is out of stock and will take 3-5 weeks to ship! The ebooks are still available, but they’ve taken the pre-order button off the page for Slow Satisfaction and all it says is “currently unavailable.” That’s right, they don’t even bother to say what the release date of the book is anymore, as if me or the publisher canceled or delayed it. Bullshit: it’s coming out August 26th as planned, whether Amazon sells it or not.
What can you do to help? Purchase books (AND OTHER ITEMS) from alternate retailers. Unfortunately, Hachette has no direct-to-consumer ecommerce so I can’t tell you to buy it direct from them. But you can get the books and ebooks from many other sources, which I will list under the cut.
Barnes & Noble is having a special sale on Hachette titles, in fact, and so are Book-a-Million and some other retailers! Details on the B&N Sale at the bottom of the post.
BUY SLOW SURRENDER: Indiebound: independent bookstores | B&N Nookstore | iTunes/iBooks|Google Play | Kobo | Powells | Ebooks.com
Buy SLOW SEDUCTION: Barnes & Noble | iBookstore | Google Play | IndieBound | Powell’s
Pre-Order SLOW SATISFACTION: Apple iBookstore | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo | Indiebound
Among the reasons to preorder: all the pre-ordered ebooks ship on the same day (August 26) and count toward the bestseller lists at B&N, Kobo, and the Apple store! So that’s good. In paperback, right now B&N is offering 30% off cover price for pre-orders.
Here’s the details on the special buy two, get one free sale on paperbacks at Barnes & Noble:
“Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free” offer (exclusively Hachette titles, across all imprints), online only:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/books-sale-deals/379003623
OFFER DETAILS:
Select Paperbacks Sale — Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free
This offer is valid at BN.com from May 28, 2014 at 12:01am to June 16, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern Time, while supplies last. When you purchase two (2) or more select paperback books from our “Paperbacks — Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free” promotion, you will get a third less expensive select paperback book for FREE! Simply look for the “Paperbacks Sale — Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free” message icon to identify eligible items on BN.com.
This offer is not valid at Barnes & Noble retail bookstores or Barnes & Noble College bookstores or websites.
Some of the titles included: SLOW SURRENDER, SLOW SEDUCTION, PAYBACK WITH YA LIFE, THUG LOVIN, THE GOLDEN HUSTLA, ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH A GOD, ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED TO A VAMPIRE, SUN GOD SEEKS SURROGATE, VAMPIRES NEED NOT APPLY, NOTHING SWEETER, THE VIXEN DIARIES, SATISFACTION, SANCTUARY COVE, ANGELS LANDING, HAVEN CREEK, FAÇADE, DARK AWAKENING, MIDNIGHT RECKONING, DARKNESS BOUND, THE EX WIFE, SHATTERED.

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