Three million page reads! And an announcement…

For those of you who don’t know, Kindle Unlimited is the Amazon version of your local library. Only, instead of paying for it out of our taxes (a tax I actually want to pay), it’s a subscription service. In the UK, you pay £7.99 per month,in the US $9.99. It’s also available in many other countries. Unlike a library book, authors don’t get paid per book borrowed, they get paid per pages read. Which is a great incentive to write page turners!

Millions of Amazon books are available through KU – but not all. As an author, I have to choose to make a book available exclusively with Amazon if I want it to be in the program. That’s why The World Walker and The Unmaking Engine aren’t currently available anywhere else. It’s a trade-off. Of course, I’d like my books to be available to a wider readership, but I love the idea that voracious readers can feed their habit for the same cost of buying one paperback a month.

And – as you have probably guessed – Kindle Unlimited has been a good choice for me. I woke up this morning to see the two books had passed three million page reads since the end of March. Amazing!

In October, I was in the top 100 authors in terms of books borrowed through KU in the UK (just noticed that KU UK is a palindrome. I really must get out more.)

So, a huge thank you to all my readers. And here’s the announcement –

The World Walker and The Unmaking Engine are now in production for Audible Studios and – hopefully – will be available by the end of this year. If you’re an audiobooks fan, watch this space. 

Book three in The World Walker Series is now underway. I’ll blog more about that soon.

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14 thoughts on “Three million page reads! And an announcement…

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed The World Walker, I’ll be reading The Unmaking Engine as soon as I’ve finished reading Skulduggery Pleasant to my son.

    You can thank Olwen for my interest, she recommended your first book and now, I’m hooked.

    Grand job Ian.

    Here’s to more


  2. Book 2 kept me awake both cos I wanted to keep reading but also to keep track of the more complex plot! Seeing you in a new dimension! Did you always have this in your head or did it evolve as you wrote? How disciplined are you with the writing? I’ve dabbled and attended numerous courses but as yet never completed anything! Envious! Well done Ian.


    1. Hi Liz. Book two started to take shape as a very loose idea as I was finishing book one. I knew how it was going to end, but I’d say at least half of it changed as I wrote. So it was a mixture of planning and spontaneous evolution. I only managed to write a book because I finally introduced the achievable goal of 750 words a day. Now I’m writing 2,500 – 3,000 words a day, five days a week and it feels like hard work…but very, very satisfying. I say go for it, Liz!


  3. Wonderful news Ian, just finished book 2 & cannot wait for book 3. The insight into how Prime works from an author’s perspective is interesting, thank you.


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