As mentioned yesterday on the Facebook page, there has been a universal update to all of the Armada Wars Kindle eBooks. The purpose of the update was to:
The new editions are a huge improvement over previous versions, and the eBooks have never looked so good. Read on to learn more!
As previously forewarned, the price changes have now been entered on the Kindle store. Readers probably have 8 hours at most to purchase Armada Wars novels at the old prices, before the new price structure takes effect. This time period is very much dependent on what Kindle region you use.
The new prices are as follows:
AmazonPrime has just been expanded to include free books and magazines. If you have Prime, you can now read all kind of books for the grand sum of £0.00 (thats $0.00 or €0.00, for those of you using funny money.)
Armada Wars books are not currently in the selection of titles, but watch out for them popping up. It's not immediately clear how Amazon will be selecting monthly or permanent titles but as ever time will tell. In the meantime, all the Armada Wars titles can be read for free through Kindle Unlimited!
The roadmap for The Great War of the Shaeld has now been updated to include the covers of From Shattered Stars and the two omnibus editions, as well as the placeholder for Whom Gods Shall Fear.
The cost of the Kindle eBooks is likely to rise this summer, but in the meantime the prices of all Armada Wars novels have dropped today, which includes the pre-order of From Shattered Stars.
The USA now gets novels for $3.99 (still $2.99 for Steal from the Devil), and books that were $5.99 in Canada and Australia are now $4.99 in the respective currencies. Readers in Mexico, Brazil, India, and Japan also benefit from reduced prices across the board.
Because of the lower prices, all volumes which were $1.99 USD via Kindle MatchBook are now just $0.99.
In other news, the obsolescent .mobi file format has been dropped, and replaced with the more versatile .ePub format.
The recently announced updates to the existing Armada Wars Kindle eBook titles are all live.
The Ravening Deep has a minor plot-based correction, and quite a few tweaks for readability. Definitely worth getting! And if you own the Books 1–3 Omnibus, that volume contains the same changes.
Steal from the Devil and List of the Dead just have a few corrected typos and some cosmetic tweaks.
If your Kindle account doesn't have automatic updates turned on, details on how to obtain the updates can be found in the last section of the FAQ page.
In the run-up to the delayed release of From Shattered Stars, many of you will no doubt be planning to re-read the first three books of the series. If you're reading on Kindle, or using the Kindle app on another device, then before you start you may wish to update to the latest versions.
Steal from the Devil and List of the Dead have only minor changes, however The Ravening Deep has some corrections which put right a very silly mistake that slipped into the battle for Ramm Stallahad.
During that fight, Admiral Betombe and his task force use their wormhole generators in a novel way, with the intention of making life difficult for the intruding Shaeld Hrathan fleet. The problem is... the way I originally wrote that scene, interdiction had already begun throughout the system. So all of the admiral's ships' GNGs should have stalled.
That sequence has now been fixed, and a number of other minor edits have been made to clarify sentences and paragraphs. The Books 1–3 Omnibus gets the same improvements, of course, as do the paperback versions. All volumes have also had their back matter updated to reflect the delayed release of FSS.
If you are uncertain about how to download the updated eBooks to your device, please refer to the final section of the FAQ page.
All the updates are now available for existing customers. You will know if you have the latest versions by checking the back matter — the release date given for From Shattered Stars will have changed to 2017.
The holidays are here, and throughout the festive season the following offers are available on the Kindle eBook editions of Armada Wars volumes:
The discounts apply from Christmas Day to midnight on New Year's Eve. The free offer on LOTD runs from Christmas day until 29th December 2016.
Don't forget that the books are also available on the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, as well as through Kindle Unlimited. So if you have either of those, you can read for free anyway.
As of 1st November 2016, Armada Wars will be feeding a child for a day every time an eligible purchase is made either on the site or through the Kindle platform.
That's right — every time you make a purchase, you will feed a child who is threatened by starvation!
The #ShareTheMeal project is run by the United Nations World Food Programme, a humanitarian body which feeds about 80 million people. You can help not only by making purchases here, but by using the app to make donations of your own. If you want, you can donate as part of team #ArmadaWars.
Eligible purchases will be:
Paperback giveaways and free/discount/promotional Kindle downloads are not eligible purchases.
We're now once more super-stocked with paperback books. All the purchasing options have been filled, and there are even a few more signed copies you can snag before the series gets incredibly, ridiculously famous.
So check out our paperbacks on the official store. You can buy signed or unsigned versions of Steal from the Devil, List of the Dead, and The Ravening Deep.