New Releases from June and July 2016

Hey everyone, it’s been a while! But things are slowly gaining steam around these parts and we have some great new reads! You may notice that for now some of them are Amazon-exclusive. It’s just something we’re trying out for select new releases, but it won’t be forever, never fret.

Check out our hot and steamy new reads from Oliver Thrust and Theo Stone below:
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New Theo Stone Covers!

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed something a little bit different around these parts, and that’s the hot new covers on all of Theo Stone’s steamy erotic stories.

That’s right, I’ve been hard at work updating things with a fresh, new and saucy perspective with a better vibe than the previous covers. Look out for more sinful stories from Theo soon, but in the mean time enjoy some of his classics below:
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A New Year, A New Smoldering Books

As you may have noticed, things have been a little bit quiet around these parts. Sorry about that! But rest assured Smoldering Books isn’t going anywhere!

After a short break, we’re back and better than ever with a renewed focus on producing hot, high-quality and relatable gay erotica and romance books.

It’s been a hard past couple of months, lots of personal changes and financial ones due to the goings on with Amazon. But, there’s no use crying over spilled lube, we have to adapt, and we will!
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A “Going Wide” Update and Introducing Kink Tags

It’s been a while since our last update, so this is just a quick post to let you know where things are, what we’ve been working on, and what to expect going forward!

In the last post, I talked about how Smoldering Books was going wide to other retailers. So far this has been coming along okay, with a few bumps along the way. I’m happy to announce that full catalogs for author’s Oliver Thrust and Theo Stone have gone live on most other retailers. You may notice that all the links haven’t been updated yet. Uploading is a lot of work, but we’re getting there! Read More

Going Wide, A New Era of Smoldering Books

Another update on our publishing situation. Previously we talked about the changes being untenable, and now we’re announcing that Smoldering Books is going wide. All our titles have been removed from the KDP Select program and are no longer Amazon exclusive. Over the next few weeks expect to see our titles popping up on other retailers such as Smashwords, Google Play, Nook, Kobo and more.

This is an exciting new endeavor, and we’re proud to be able to offer on multiple platforms. It’s a big change, so there might be some speed bumps along the way. Of course, all our Smoldering Books are still available on Amazon, but being in an exclusive agreement where the pay rate is variable and opaque is no longer something we’re interested in. So onwards to the future, and I hope we’ll be seeing you again. From everyone here at Smoldering Books, I look forward to this exciting, dynamic new chapter.

Keep your eyes out for titles on the major platforms, and there will be more fun, fresh, exciting and smoldering new announcements in the coming weeks. I’ve been making improvements and tweaks to the website, with some great new features coming soon.

If this was a move to try and push out short writers well we’re not going anywhere. We’re going everywhere.

A Quick Post about the new KDP Select Payment Scheme

Just thought I would write a quick post about what’s been going on in the world of self-published authors. As you may know Amazon recently announced a new per page payment scheme for indie authors enrolled in KDP Select. Today we received an email that suggested the per page payment would be less than half a cent This means that projected sales are much, much lower than ever before. Smoldering Books is no exception to this cut and at this stage we’re keeping our options open and hoping that Amazon releases more information about the payment rate.

We will keep you updated with our decisions, but we are actively looking at removing all titles from the KDP Select program in order to publish on other stores. This is to ensure that our authors and all indie authors, get a fair compensation for their efforts, and can continue to provide the books you love. If you want to read more Selena Kitt has a great post summarising what you can do to let Amazon know. We need more information and to not have our livelihoods pulled out from under us.

Thanks for your support.

Welcome to Smoldering Books

Welcome to Smoldering Books! Here you’ll find all the latest and greatest erotic, romance and erotic romance books from our authors. As you can see the site is still growing, and we’re excited to keep bringing you new, hot content as soon as it hits the presses.

In the upcoming week expect to see more posts about writing erotica, reviews and even tutorials on how the magic happens. We’re also looking to expand with a mailing list so you can subscribe to all the latest deals and releases.

That’s it from me for now. Feel free to check out our author pages, stay hot and horny!