Winners & Red Rope Updates

Good day to you, Champions! Today is another newsy, update filled day.

First of all, congratulations to the five winners of my Mother’s Day raffle:  Cindy K, Catherine K, Becky G, Johanna D, and Gia! All five winners have been emailed, and will receive their prizes as soon as they get back to me let me know which K. M. Shea e-book they would like. Thank you to everyone who entered—I hope you all had a happy Mother’s Day!

I do have more news to share on Red Rope of Fate. With the help of some of my fabulous Champions, it has come to my attention that anyone who has read Red Rope of Fate through Kindle Unlimited and then purchased the new edition of Red Rope of Fate, is still going to get stuck with the old version. Your Kindle and Amazon account have something of a memory, so even if you deleted the book off of your account and repurchased it you’d still end up with the old edition. To get the new version, you want to talk to Amazon customer service.

How can you know if you have the old edition or the new version? Easy! The first words of the new edition are… “Elves and Humans could not communicate. Tari had known this since she was young.” If you don’t have that, you’ve got the old version.

To contact customer service, go to any Amazon page and scroll to the bottom. Under the “Let Us Help You” at the very bottom there is a “Help” tab. Once on the new help page, scroll down to the “Browse Help Topics” and at the bottom of the topics list you’ll see “Need More Help?” click on that and it will bring up a sub-menu. One of the sub-menu options is “Contact Us” which will take you to a new page. It asks what you want help with (Digital services) and what the exact problem is, then asks your preferred contact method–the website says a phone call is best, but most Champions have said instant messaging works great as well. (Email, not so much.)

Then tell them you have a book in your account that you want updated because there is a new edition available.

This will work for those of you who have not gotten the updates available button, although by now everyone should have it. (Another helpful Champion who spoke to customer service said Amazon mentioned it might take a day or two for the updates available box to pop up on your account, but as it has been over a week if you haven’t gotten it now you probably need to contact customer service.)

Thus far, everyone seems pretty happy with the changes to the book– which obviously makes me a happy, happy author. Swan Lake is going through some final edits with editor #2. Hopefully next week or the week after I’ll be able to send it back to editor #1 for the last proofread, and then it should be available for preorder in early June!

That is it for today! Thank you for reading, Champions, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

14 comments on “Winners & Red Rope Updates

  1. Do you think you might have Red Rope of Fate come out in paperback in the future? I would love to add it to my collection. It was the first book I read of yours.

    • Yes! I’ll be starting the process of getting Red Rope of Fate into a paperback format in the next month or so. You can expect to see it by mid-to-late summer! 😀

    • When you say the directions didn’t work, do you mean Amazon wasn’t able to help you? If so, I would suggest you try talking on the phone to them, or, if you did call them, try instant messaging them. Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting a new customer service representative who will be better able to help you. 🙂

    • That is a very good question. I believe those who have not yet read it can, but for those who read the old version, I’m not so sure. An easy way to check would be to borrow it and look at the first few sentences. As I mentioned, the new version starts “Elves and Humans could not communicate.” The old version mentions Tari pacing.

      I suspect you would still get the older version, but I have no way to check this since Amazon customer service gave me my new edition and updated my system. Sorry! 😦

    • I’m hopeful that one day I’ll eventually be able to tackle all my old projects! 🙂 I’ve learned so much I would love to revamp them! Unfortunately, I have to balance it with writing new books, so it’s going to be pretty slow progress.

  2. There is a setting that updates books automatically when updates or improvements happen. If you go to settings under “manage content and devices” , there is an option for “automatic book update”. “Opt in to receive new versions of your books when we have confirmed that improvements were made”. I found I had this turned off which was probably the issue.

    Hope this helps.

    • Ahhh yes, that may be it as well! Considering you would think it would be easy to get the updated editions, it sure seems REALLY HARD! 😉

  3. I had purchased the Red Rope of Fate in the past, but when I downloaded it onto my new tablet in January it automatically downloaded the new version for me. I noticed as I reread it in late January. The changes were good by the way, although it was a fun read from the first version. It is such a good book, I’d love to know more about that “world”. Just wanted to share my experience and how I received the “updated” version.

    • Huugghhh, at this point I’m just thinking that Amazon updates whomever/however it wants. There doesn’t seem to be much of a pattern. But thanks for sharing your experience! 🙂

  4. I had to write again and say I LOVED the changes. It added so much depth. I love seeing into Arions head. You are the best!

    • I’m so glad!! I’ve always had a soft spot for Red Rope–Arion and Tari are one of my favorite couples, which is why I absolutely agree with you! Seeing into Arion’s thoughts really help you understand just how much he loves Tari! 😀 (And that’s why I love those two so much! They were easy to get together. Some of my other characters? UGH!)

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