Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ALIEN BONDS has launched!

Alien Bonds is now for sale in the  Kindle store and in trade  paperback! If you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, it will be available for free for at least the next 90 days.

I'm very excited to launch this book with the new X-Ray feature available on the Kindle because it's the kind of book that can really make use of X-Ray

Once I was sure the X-Ray feature would work with the many Wakanrean terms I had added to it, I put a note at the front of the Kindle version of the book to mention it to readers.  You can see how it looks above, from the "Look Inside" view of the Kindle book. 

A lot of publishers don't bother with doing X-Ray setup because most readers don't use it. And most readers don't use it because they don't know it's there. I think one reason Amazon doesn't do more to inform Kindle users about it is because so many books don't have it available. They don't want to get readers excited about a new feature only to find out it's not there more than half the time. It's the classic chicken-and-egg situation!  I wish Amazon would alert readers whenever they open a new book with x-Ray enabled. This would solve the problem and maybe the X-Ray chicken would lay a lot more eggs! 

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