Who I am, and why I write

Welcome! My name is Erin Manning, and I write clean Young Adult fiction for ages 12 and up. I'm an avid reader and I've been...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Kindle Unlimited readers, welcome!

Do you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited? If you do, you may be able to read all of my books for free! You can go to my Amazon Author page to find and download my books.

Not all self-published authors enroll their books in Kindle Unlimited, and I understand that. It doesn't work for everyone, especially if you're publishing ebooks only and want to distribute them in places other than Amazon. Since I publish print books as well as ebooks, this is less of a concern for me. I am happy for people to be able to read my books at the lowest cost possible.

One thing I've learned is that digital books aren't for everyone, and unfortunately children's books are an especially difficult thing to sell as digital media. I can't blame parents for being concerned about kid's screen use; it's a concern I share. But I think that ebooks are going to be an important part of the future of publishing. I was a voracious reader as a child, and if ebooks had been possible when I was young, I would have been so excited! The idea of being able to carry a hundred books to school or to the park or anywhere else I happened to be going would have amazed me. I often read during lunch or recess, and it was frustrating if I happened to finish my current book and have nothing else with me to read.

Still, whether or not their kids can have ebooks is a decision each parent must make. I hope, by making my ebooks available as inexpensively as possible, I can reach out to parents who may use Kindle Unlimited or occasional ebook purchases as a way of previewing a work to see if it is suitable for their child. I am happy to assist parents in any way I can, and I welcome questions from parents who would like to find out if my books are a good fit for their children.