Before we get to the cover reveal, here’s a head’s up. If you were publishing your print books through Createspace, be prepared to move over to the KDP platform or find some other service for your print needs. I’ve used the KDP system when it was still in beta and it’s actually a bit easier to use than the Createspace interface was. The problem now is there’s this little question they ask without giving you any real explanation about what they mean or what the impact of answering “yes” will be.
That’s a screenshot from my KDP dashboard when I began setting up Hunted for its relaunch. There’s no explanation for what they mean by “language, situation or images inappropriate for children. . .”. When I contacted Amazon for clarification, I got an answer that had nothing to do with the original question. So I am waiting for clarification. Why? Because what I consider inappropriate might not be the same as what they do or what you do or whatever.
More than that, I don’t want this question to be something that will send my book into the erotica purgatory of Amazon and other booksellers because, duh, it isn’t erotica, much less more explicit. Yes, it has sex in it but not that much and certainly not more than I’ve seen in some books currently being marketed as YA or New Adult. Hence my desire to find out what they are asking and what the impact of answering “yes” will be. Once I have an response from Amazon, I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, I will be relaunching Hunted, as well as the other books in the series, shortly. Hunted will be released in both e-book and print formats. This new edition, which can best be described as the “director’s cut” or “expanded” edition, contains approximately 10,000 more words than the original. Some parts of the book have been completely rewritten with one chapter deleted and another several included. I think the edits make a much better book. I hope everyone agrees. The e-book will be launched as soon as I finish getting everything set up. The print edition is ready to go save for the cover flat and finishing the product page set-up. That will wait until I hear back from Amazon.
For now, here are the new covers. For those of you familiar with the original editions, you’ll note the series name has changed to Stalker’s Moon. The titles for the second and third books have also changed. I think the changes better reflect not only the stories but the series as well.
Finally, huge thanks to our own Sarah for the cover design.