GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now on Kindle Unlimited out of sheer SPITE.

Why? Because I just spent the last two hours pounding my head against Barnes & Noble. It hates every format that isn’t Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word forgets to tell you that its web version can’t do section breaks, and Microsoft’s app version would cost me $70 bucks a year. You want to know why you can’t crack the [expletive deleted] independent e-book market, Barnes & Noble? This is precisely why you can’t crack it. Amazon wants my [expletive deleted] book, and Nook does not.

You know what? To Hell with it. GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is now Kindle-exclusive, and it will be on Kindle 99 cent sale next month (the earliest I can do it). Suck on THAT, Barnes and Noble.


I am debating whether to drop Kindle Unlimited.

Short version: my Kindle Unlimited page reads have fallen off of a dang cliff. And I mean fall. Word is that the per-page rate has likewise decreased, which sounds like we might be on the verge of a vicious cycle where fewer books available result in fewer KU reads, which leads to lower page rates, which leads to fewer books… you can see where that can end up. (Oh, yeah: buy my books! And Kindle Vella stories!)

Anyway, I was already planning to have GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND be available on multiple platforms, as an experiment. Now I’m wondering whether it’ll be the harbinger of me taking my other novels out of KU circulation (they’d still be available on Kindle), and doing the annoyingly tedious work of putting them up on B&N and whatnot. I dunno. Guess we’ll see after the new novel’s published.


My KENP sales have gone through the *floor*.

My lack of sales has been noticeable in particular this month, as I have had exactly one pageview on Kindle Unlimited (that is easily the worst its ever been). Normally I’d just assume the worst possible answer – it saves time – but I’m not the only one who has noticed it. On the other hand, plenty of people are reporting that they’re not having a problem. On the gripping hand, there seems to be a lot of people out there who think that inaccurate reports of their sales situation will somehow magically increase their sales*, so I don’t know what to think.

Thoughts, speculations, This One Weird Tricks to share?

Moe Lane

*Although they probably really just only find it embarrassing. That’s fair; so do I. But we’ll get nowhere on this big blue marble if we use bad information all the time.


TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is now live on Kindle Unlimited!

Print version to follow. TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is a collection of short stories set in the same universe as FROZEN DREAMS, which means they’re all post-apocalyptic fantasy stories: there’s a Tom Vargas novelette in there (which is completely separate from TINSEL RAIN. the sequel to FROZEN DREAMS) and a self-contained story from MORGAN BAROD (which is the next book scheduled for publication). Plus a bunch of others which I hope you will like. Check it out!

Moe Lane