Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Blog Page

If you look to the right column, you will see a box labeled Pages.  It contains links to the static pages of this blog. In addition to the page containing links to Out Author Pages, there is a  new page, Our Catalog which contains a list of all our series and standalone books. Check them all out and leave a review if you want.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Now Available on Scribd

We have just published the Ice Search and Rescue 3-book series, the Engine of Creation 6-book series, and Progression on Scribd. We are in the process of adding all of books so stay tuned for further announcements.

Searching For Love by Jo Carey

Missing Love by Jo Carey

Lost Love by Jo Carey

Weapon by Frank Carey

Rescuer by Frank Carey

Engine by Frank Carey

Return by Frank Carey

Orta by Frank Carey

Convergence by Frank Carey

Progression by Jo Carey

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kerfuffle End Game

White Sands Self-Portrait

Amazon has set the page rate for April and we have lost no page reads, so I think (knock on wood) the kerfuffle is over. All of our books (published and unpublished) are now out of KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited and our page reads (Due to pages still stored inside readers' devices) have slowed to a trickle. Now, on to marketing.

As we have stated before, we got out of KDPS/KU due to the threat of account suspension and termination by KDP. Author//publishers who were hit with page read strips and "strip and threaten" e-mails experienced account suspensions  starting around May 9th for the April reporting period. The common thread was they got stripped two months in a row. I have no first-hand knowledge of this, so you should do your own research.

Why did Amazon take this route? Unknown. All I know is Amazon's approach led to my wife and I leaving the KDPS/KU program permanently. I dislike companies dehumanizing their suppliers for any reason. Allegedly, a number of people lost their livelihoods for no reason other than enrolling in the KDPS/KU program. Personally, I'm pretty much sure that the wife and I won't be rejoining the KDPS/KU program anytime soon. As with all decisions like this one, it is up to the individual author to decide what path to take. Reportedly, a number of authors are doing great with books enrolled in the KDPS/KU program. Others, not so much. As a self-published author, it is up to you to weigh the pros and cons before deciding on a course of action. What works for my wife and I may not work for you. Weigh the data, then make a decision.

Frank Carey

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Release and Other News

Texas Longhorn
Now that all of our 119 books, both published and unpublished, are out of KDP Select/ Kindle Unlimited and 86 are published wide, Jo and I can now get back to writing new stories while marketing the ones we've published.

New Release: 
Following the Trail (Hairy's Cryptid Cafe Book 4)
Chaos and danger have been nipping at Everly’s heels since she moved to Idaho to run Hairy’s Cryptid Cafe. She’s found a great guy who wants to share her life, and she’s enjoying pushing outside her comfort zone, but can this southern belle survive northern forests that hide creatures and secret government labs? Following the Trail is the fourth book in this exciting new women’s adventure. Come to Hairy’s Cryptid CafĂ© and see what’s on special today.

Other News:

Jo and I are both have works in progress. Jo is working on the as-yet-to-be-named Hairy's Cryptid Cafe Book 5 and I'm working on the first four books of a new series which follows the adventures of Lord Gregory Alabaster and the Alliance which continues the story started at the end of Deputy Marshal Maxine Wabash (Adventures of the League Space Patrol Book 9).

We hope everyone is enjoying reading our work. Leave a review and let us know what you think in the comments. From both of us: have a great day.