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So while the official release date was going to be a bit later, I went ahead and started uploading Mortis Unbound to the various stores, since I had heard that it often took a few days before they would actually become available, and sometimes there are weird snafus that make them take a few weeks.

Amazon and the Kobo Store were both effortless. The novel is up and ready to go and I've already made a few sales! You can purchase Mortis Unbound on Amazon here and on the Kobo Store here!

I was going to put it up on Barnes & Noble as well. Despite the store not existing in Canada, where I live, I like to support them. However, B&N has some rather short-sighted policies that makes it virtually impossible for me to do so.

After spending literally two days trying to figure out how I even become an ebook seller on the site (it took me no more than a minute to figure it out on the Amazon and Kobo sites), I finally found the proper place, only to learn that you need a U.S. bank account, U.S. credit card, and a U.S. address to get paid. I could probably get these things, but it would likely be more trouble than it's worth.

While Amazon is U.S. oriented, they don't make it hard for international sellers, though there are a few wrinkles. (You get paid in U.S. dollars and unfortunately as a Canadian I have to meet a certain threshold of sales before they cut me a cheque, instead of being able to get the money deposited immediately into my account every month. EU doesn't have this problem, but for some reason Canada does, and there's also a thing you have to do to appease the IRS, which isn't a big deal). And of course, Kobo is a Canadian site, so that's not an issue.

Unfortunately, B&N apparently doesn't want international sellers, so, I do apologize to Nook users. Thankfully, Kobo also uses .epub format, so if you would like to buy it for your Nook, you can get it through the Kobo site. I'm consulting with a friend of mine who has a Nook, so if you have any questions about how to get the file onto your Nook, please PM me and I'll gladly walk you through it.

If B&N does change their policy and open their estore up to international sellers, I'll definitely get Mortis Unbound up there as soon as I can!

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