Summer/Winter Promotion: Seen Through the Phantom’s Eyes Series

Hi, everyone. Starting July 1, and running until the end of the month, my award-winning Seen Through The Phantom’s Eyes series will either be free or heavily discounted on Smashwords. You can choose the format to fit your preferred eReader.

The first book in the series, In The Eye of The Beholder, will be free of charge. This is a savings of $3.99 USD.

Through the Opera Glass, a transitional book of short stories, will be 99 cents USD, a savings of $1.00. This book was the 2014 runner-up for best short fiction in the eFestival of Words Independent Book Awards.

In The Eye of The Storm, a silver medalist in the Global eBook Awards, will be $1.99 USD, a savings of $2.00.

Finally, the omnibus of all three books, Seen Through the Phantom’s Eyes, will be marked down to $2.99 USD, a savings of $3.00 compared to list price. The overalls savings, compared to list price for all three books purchased separately, is $7.98 USD if you choose this option.

Thanks, as always, for having a look.

Amazon’s e-book return policy comes under criticism from authors : NPR

Authors are protesting Amazon’s e-book return policy, a system they say allows readers to “steal” from self-published authors. Amazon’s current return policy for e-books allows customers to “cancel an accidental book order within seven days.” But, for some readers, seven days is more than enough time to finish a book and return it after reading, effectively treating Amazon like a library.

When an Amazon customer returns an e-book, royalties originally paid to the author at the time of purchase are deducted from their earnings balance. Authors can end up with negative balances when customers return books after the author has already been paid by Kindle Direct Publishing, an Amazon spokesperson said.

Amazon’s e-book return policy comes under criticism from authors : NPR