THIRDS Thursday eBook News!

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Hello all! I have some exciting news about the THIRDS Thursdays Flash Fiction stories. For several months now I’ve been asked if the stories will be released in eBook format. I’m super excited to announce they’ll be released through Dreamspinner Press, and there are currently two volumes in the production process! So what does that mean exactly?

I wanted readers all over the world to have access to the eBooks, so we discussed the best way to do this. If the eBooks were offered for free, they would only be available for download through the Dreamspinner Press website, which isn’t accessible to some folks, especially a good number of International readers. In order to make the eBooks available through a larger number of online retailers, just like the THIRDS series, the flash fiction eBooks would need to be placed on sale. So we decided on the low sale price point of 0.99 cents. Some folks may be wondering: Why would I pay for something I got to read for free? Good question.

Each volume will be roughly 40,000 words in length, and include a brand new, previously unpublished flash fiction story. The stories will be professionally edited, and have professional cover art. Plus, all the royalties I earn from these two volumes will be donated to Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary for abused and abandoned big cats. So for your 99 cents, you get a long novella length eBook with added brand new content, you get the THIRDS Thursday stories on your e-Reader, but most importantly, you’ll be helping a wonderful cause.

So what does that mean for those stories on the blog and Goodreads?

Since the two volumes are under contract, these stories will need to be removed from the blog and Goodreads group, but ONLY the stories written up to and including December 10th, 2015. They’ll be removed at the end of February/early March while the eBooks are in edits. Any stories written after December 10th, 2015 will remain on the blog and Goodreads group, and THIRDS Thursdays will continue as normal with new stories. The plan is to release Volume 1 in June, and Volume 2 in October, between regular THIRDS series releases.

Obviously, you don’t have to purchase the eBooks, but if you do, know the royalties are going to help a wonderful charity. Thanks to this series, I’ve learned so much more about big cats. I had the pleasure of visiting Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, and the stories I heard about some of these cats were heartbreaking, so it warms my heart knowing we can do a little something to help. <3

x Charlie

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Dreamspinner Press Sale! Get 30% Off the Entire Store!

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http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/AuthorArcade/charlie-cochet

Don’t forget, if you’re going to GRL and you’d like to get any of my paperbacks, you can purchase them in Dreampisnner’s Sale at 30% off until Sept 15th, use the code GRL2015 and have them shipped for free to GRL!

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My New Kindle Fire HD

KindleFireHDI’ll just come right out and say it, I’m an Amazon girl. I use Amazon A LOT. I get my books from there (and other places as well), and I get the majority of my research books from there. I shop for movies, music, and more. I have Amazon Prime. One-click is dangerous. Yes, there are a lot of things they can do better and a heck of a lot of things that are frustrating, but that’s not what this post is about.

I got my first Kindle (the Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display) back in 2011. Shortly after, Amazon released the next generation of Kindle. This always happens to me so I wasn’t surprised or upset. I’m always fashionably late to the party. Until recently I’ve been using the Kindle app on my Samsung tablet to read my eBooks, but with Prime, I have access to the lending library which isn’t accessible from eReaders that aren’t Kindle. I felt it was time to update.

Amazon are having a nifty little offer that allows you to get any Kindle eReader now and pay it over four monthly installments after an initial first payment. Pretty darn awesome. I didn’t want to go crazy with one of the really expensive Kindles because I just don’t need it. I already have a laptop and Samsung Galaxy tablet for other things. So I have my shiny new Kindle Fire HD with Wi-Fi and I’ve loaded it with my eBooks, and then Dreamspinner’s having their awesome anniversary sale which means I then loaded it with MORE eBooks, and then a fabulous lady gifted me Joanna Chambers’s Enlightenment series which I can’t wait to get started on.

I’ve added a few key apps: Evernote, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Pandora, Netflix are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. I’m slowly exploring the sending of eBooks to my Kindle and trying to work out the Cloud. Somehow I’ve ended up with eBooks under my Docs section? Anyway, I’m loving it. I just need to figure it all out.

Anyone have some helpful tips on the Kindle Fire HD? Any apps I simply MUST have? Best way to load non-Amazon .mobi books?

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Dreamspinner Sale Dec 8 – 14th!

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Hey all! Dreamspinner Press is having a 20% off sale on Mystery, BDSM, and Historicals! Which means, The Auspicious Troubles of Chance, The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (ebook), and the pre-order for The Heart of Frost are all 20% off until Sat the 14th of Dec! How awesome is that? Check it out:

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_634

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