Amazon Montlake

Posted by Patrice Wilton | 2:00 PM | 7 comments »

Hi everyone,
Today my first book with Amazon Montlake went live, cover and all, on Amazon for pre-order. I only signed the contract in December, and my first book, A HERO LIES WITHIN will be coming out as a serial on Feb.26th. In case you don't know, a serial, which is a new concept and seems to be doing very well, is a book that is released in segments every two weeks, like watching your favorite TV show and having to wait for the next episode. If you are a fast reader and want to gobble up a book in one sitting, this probably won't work for you, but if you have limited time and want to read a few pages while you're on lunch break, or picking up the kids or sitting in a doctors office, this might be the ticket.
So far, Amazon has about a dozen or so Serials for sale, mostly suspense or romantic suspense and I will be one of the first contemporary romances to try out this format. I'm very excited, and if I do half as well as Kim Law, who's book was released a few days ago, then I'm all for it!
If you have a moment I would love for you to check out my book, this serial concept, and give me your opinion. Thanks so much.


  1. Barbara Monajem // January 31, 2013 at 3:03 PM  

    I LOVE the concept, but I would rather the installments came once a week. I ordered Cheryl Bolen's story, and I've seen two installments so far. It was hard waiting two weeks between them. Otherwise, just fabulous. How many words is each of your installments? I believe I heard it was supposed to be about 10,000, but this may not be the same with every book.

    Good luck with this, Patrice!!

  2. Patrice // January 31, 2013 at 4:14 PM  

    Barbara, I had hoped it would be weekly too, but some of the authors are writing each segment and need that much time. It's about 45-50 pages each episode.

  3. Mary Marvella // January 31, 2013 at 11:33 PM  

    Sounds fun! Go, Patrice!

  4. Anonymous // February 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM  

    Fantastic! Congrats Patrice. I will certainly be checking this out.


  5. Mary Ricksen // February 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM  

    Terrific Patrice, let us know the numbers. Finger, toes, eyes, legs, etc. all crossed for you!!!

  6. Josie // February 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM  

    Yay, Patrice! I am literally jumping up and down because I'm so happy for you. Super congrats!

  7. Anonymous // February 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM  

    I can't wait to check this out! Congratulations Patrice. This is a great accomplishment and a grand opportunity.