If you need to do this, select the book you need to look at, click the three dots to the right of Promote and Advertise. Then choose the first option edit ebook details. The screen that will appear next is the one with the books title, author name, book description, etc..
We checked his keywords to be sure he hadn't misspelled anything or included terms that could be misconstrued. Next we verified that his categories had been selected correctly. They were. That was when I spied the culprit.
Just below the categories box is a box entitled Age and Grade Range. I took a screen shot so you could see. It's just before you decide if the book is a pre-order or not. This box is specifically for Children's Literature. I don't mean just picture books. If the target audience is a child under the age of majority and the content or reading level of the book is not suitable for younger children, this is where an author should note that. Some terminology and phrasing is not okay for 5 year-olds, but is fine for 14 year-olds. For example: To a 5 year-old kissing a frog is funny. Kissing a boy/girl is gross. To a 14 year-old that is reversed. A five year old has serious difficulty with reading/understanding adult vocabulary. That's why adults spell out complicated things that that they don't want a five year-old to know about while he/she is in earshot. A 14 year-old usually has an excellent grasp of adult vocabulary, can spell, and understand even complex sentences, and will even invent their own lingo.
As an Amazon purchaser, you should be an adult. Having said that, it's important to note that this box is intended to aid adults who need to purchase books for children to know if the book is suitable for their child's age and reading level. If you aren't writing a Children's Book, you shouldn't be clicking on anything inside this box. It's auto-assumed that by not clicking on anything inside this box, that you are intending the book for an adult reading audience (the Amazon purchaser being your intended audience). If you open the age range box and click on 18+, Amazon will dump your adult book into erotica almost by default. (Why would a children's book ever have adult only content in it?) To avoid this, simply leave this box alone if your book is not a children's book.
The second section is U.S. Grade range which stops at twelfth grade. So, if you are targeting a children's book, you can set the age and reading level for the book so that parents searching for it can choose wisely.
I hope that helps clear up that ebook issue.
If you publish paperback, and your book has graphic violence, adult situations, or explicit scenes, you should click the "yes" under adult only content, but that is because once sold, paperbacks are more easily accessed by little ones and the purchaser should be aware that your title might need to be kept in a less accessible place. Remember that Amazon Advertising specifically focuses on ebooks, not paperbacks. (That is why the exclusivity for Kindle Unlimited is required to do countdowns and limited time giveaways.)
Shameless Self Promotion
Part 3 is now available for only $.99 or FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Oh he's in love with her alright. But he's deluding himself about it. It's never too late to start reading. Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom is a spin off miniseries from the Draoithe Saga of stories, and this one is juicy. A forbidden affair, secrets, shrouded past, gifts and near death experiences. Lazlo Greyson and Soraya Heffernon are about to embark an a life of epic proportions and their smoking hot love affair is only half the story.
Behind the Scenes
The Webpage and Blog are slowly migrating over to Word Press. I never could get Printful to work on Weebly and get the merchandise up and running, so I called in the big guns and got my brother to help me. LOL. My tech skills are seriously challenged. He suggested I move everything to a new platform, so bear with me while the construction dust continues. I should have it all up and running on Word Press by July.
In the meantime, Video Books are still coming! Check out the audio read tracks on the shorts and audio page and let me know what you think. There will be music and imagery when I finish it all. I'm seriously excited. I think I got this.
I haven't stopped publishing. A new short read is scheduled to publish every week between now and Christmas so hold onto your hats. It could be a bumpy ride.
You may see less Facebook ad presence as I play with Amazon Advertising some more. Limited budget and all, but I just wasn't getting the results from Facebook that I had once gotten so I'm going to try something different and see how that goes. The whole series is winding down on the writing side of things. There are only three books left to finish. Lots of editing still to do.
I gotta head out and get the errands run. Shopping with a facemask for classroom supplies and laundry detergent with a dragon. This Saturday could only get better if the mask was no longer necessary. Wishing for Covid-19 to be wiped out like smallpox and the bubonic plague. If you read please be kind and leave those reviews. It means more to authors than you will ever know. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, I may be a tiger, but I am real and I love to hear from you so drop me a line. Until then,
Part 2 of Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom is now live. The story is gearing up. Lazlo finds proof that he should have never done business with Elliot, can he claim Soraya anyway? I hope y'all enjoy this story as much I had fun writing it. As always, Part 2 is FREE with Kindle Unlimited and this hour long short read miniseries part is only $.99 as an e-book from Kindle. It's even a paperback listed on Amazon.
Behind the Scenes
So I finally got the Speechelo program to draft an audio version of Draoithe: Drake and Lorelai that is pretty darn good. I'm real excited about it. Is it audiobook worthy? Probably not. I think it's video book worthy. I just need to set the reading to music and add the imagery I want to go with it. I'll finally have it. There's only one catch. I originally bought my Corel program that I use to create the book trailers a could of years ago. I still have the emails with the receipt. The issue is that my download is no longer valid. It expired. So I got my shiny new computer and I got the Speechelo working, but I can't download my Corel program to begin combining it all together to make a good video book. So oh well, back to the drawing board. I will have to make some more money to buy the program again. Shipping my old tower from Longview to Florida is out of the question and more costly than it might be worth it. So I'm working toward a new version of Corel. I haven't given up.
Speaking of not giving up. It has been almost a year since I first tried to create merchandise. I still haven't gotten it figured out, but I haven't given up on that either. I do so seriously wish I could focus my time on my writing instead of my day job, but so long as the day job pays the bills and my writing only makes gas money, merchandise is still on the back burner, but I haven't forgotten. Someday my copyrighted tiger and direwolf will finally be on t-shirts, coffee mugs, and posters. Until then, I will keep dreaming about how nice it might be.
Paid For Reviews? No Way!
For all my writer friends or others who might be thinking about self publishing. DO NOT buy book reviews. Buying book reviews can cause you trouble with the Amazon platform. Amazon is a bit crazy about deleting suspicious book reviews and reserves the right to revoke your privilege to publish your book on their platform if they deem that you violated their policy. Amazon is really against anything that might manipulate their system and cause them to have angry customers. Having said that, it is acceptable to gift a copy of your book to someone who wishes to read it for free and leave a review. You need only have an email address if you want to give your book to someone else.
Having said that, if you're a fan, it doesn't hurt to reach out to authors. I would love more reviews of my books. Sadly, I can only ask and hope readers will be kind and leave me one or two. To all who have left me reviews Thank you Soooo! much. It's always nice to read what people think of my stories. If you ever have an issue with any of my stories, just have a comment or suggestion, or have any questions about the books, the dream, Ophelia Kee, etc... please reach out and start a conversation. I would love to hear from you.
I have to run away. Sushi is calling my name and I, like Kallik and Griz, am not ever saying 'no' to fish and/or seafood. When you read, please be kind and leave your review. Have a great weekend, and enjoy a book or two.
Lazlo Greyson, a millionaire CEO and descendent from a line of kings, is lonely. He's finished with gold digging socialites and seedy one-night stands. He needs something a bit more permanent.
Peter Elliot might just be able to help him find what he needs, but the man is bad news and Lazlo knows it. When Elliot introduces him to Soraya Heffernon, a beautiful, trained orphan girl, Lazlo is sold.
As Lazlo feared, Elliot had a hidden agenda. The woman he fell in love with isn’t what he thought she was. Things take a serious turn for the worse and his whole life is turned upside down when he lands at Draoithe in need of help from the tiger queen to save his life. Meet the Ghost King of Lyons Gate, a newly crafted outpost kingdom in this spinoff story from the Draoithe saga.
Step into the dream and feel the magic... Welcome to Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom The miniseries is now publishing in parts. Part one is available from Amazon and Kindle e-book $.99 and paperback $6.50. OR Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Just in time to add a new favorite to your list or gain a new book boyfriend on Valentine's Day!
Shameless Self Promotion
Testing the Market
I want to see if my books might have a larger audience than Amazon and Kindle. The Thread has never been part of Kindle Unlimited! It's also FREE on Kobo, B&N, and Google Play and as a PDF from OpheliaKee.com. If you haven't gotten a copy, choose a favored reading venue and check it out! Sorry, no ibooks as I don't Apple. Total Google girl here. I know I know, there are ways. I've just never been successful outside of Amazon so too skeptical to try it. Maybe later if this experiment proves fruitful.
Behind the Scenes
I crafted an audio book version of The Thread, but it might be a bit too computer sounding still. I will work on polishing it further. I might have finally found the solution to the expense of that problem, and I now have a new far more powerful computer with which to craft promotional items and create audio and possibly video books. I will be downloading my Corel program over the weekend and possibly purchasing Doodly and Toonly. Let's see if I figure out how to craft video books. LOL. It will be nice to finally have all my programs in one place. It might take a minute to transfer a lot of the imagery I have saved to Google drive, but I think it will be worth it in the end. Writing and Self-Publishing aren't for the faint of heart. If you want passive income, invest in mutual funds. If you want a serious challenge, try writing.
Gotta run away, Dreamers. I hope you enjoy Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom and grab a copy of The Thread. When you read, please be kind and leave your reviews. I know every author will appreciate it; especially indieauthors. If you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions please contact me. I am real, I love to be interrupted, and questions are super great. Enjoy Valentine's Day and the weekend!
Prologue for Draoithe: A Pack Forms
Meet Lucas Mendez the retired army colonel and Elizabeth Miller the highschool teacher before they meet one another. They both have secrets that they don’t want to share. He watches her but agonizes over how to introduce himself. She is finished with men and anyone controlling her life. Both have a past that makes everything complicated. Can he overcome his anxiety? Can she put the past behind her?
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I've been working on audio files of the books for a long time. Nothing ever worked out very well. That is until I found Speechelo. This is chapter one of Draoithe: The Thread. Give it a listen and see what you think.
I'm super stoked about this. Maybe I can finally create the video books I want to make with this as the soundtrack. I seriously need feedback, people. What do you all think?
Magnus Jakobsen is a valravn shadow master. He’s slowly fading and has been for centuries. His brother Llewellyn Christiansen and his mate Cherie along with their involvement in training other valravne has been all that has kept him alive.
That was until Ryley Faye arrived at Draoithe with an old friend who’d been murdered and saved from the underworld by a dragon’s blood. He owed Gaspard the debt that could never be paid and now he might just owe the gryphon twice. He’d once again rescued the reborn version of Magnus's lifemate. Only this time she lived.
Magnus Jakobsen had some debts to pay, a few enemies to settle old scores with, and a woman to claim as his own. Could he do it before time ran out and he was all but lost to the fade? Would knowing she lived again grant him the strength he needed or would a few missteps see his empire crash and burn?
Draoithe: Shadow Master is now Live! The complete short read miniseries is now available as an ebook for only $2.99 and a paperback at only $9.69, but for all my Kindle Unlimited subscribers the book is FREE! Volume 19 everyone!
Behind the Scenes
I need a new computer. My Asus is still awesome for writing. I can't say often enough how much I truly love this little Chromebook, but I need a lot more memory space to build the video books I want to create.
Google docs only allows 15 g for storage on drive which is perfect for the writing.
I just need something with a bit more hardware behind it than my little laptop for all the imagery. I think the easiest thing would be to buy a gaming computer. The monitors have kick butt graphics, and they have much higher built-in memory for storing all the images and audio files I need to build.
A shout out to Speechelo is in order. I purchased this program. They offered me the upgrade to pro for one low fee when I refused the quarterly subscription. I went for it and am exceedingly happy with the results.
I intend to combine the audio files with Corel. I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm still considering Doodles. I want the stories to be animated at some point.
How cool would that be? Adult fantasy cartoons? I love the idea, but I'm no artist. I need a bit of help to do that.
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