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Monday Mayhem: A Kindle Worlds Tutorial…sort of #books #kindleworlds

Happy Monday! :-)

This month I released my first Kindle Worlds book, THE WEDDING DO-OVER. And since the release, I’ve had a number of questions from various readers. So I thought I’d share some of those questions and answers, in case you were wondering the same thing.

FYI, a lot of these answers pertain to the world I wrote in, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO. I’m guessing that each world had their own rules/format.

Q: What is Kindle Worlds?

A: Official definition...It's a new publishing model that allows any writer to create stories inspired by popular books, shows, films, comics, music, and games (what we call Worlds), and sell them on Amazon.com and in a new section of the Kindle Store.  

My definition...Kindle Worlds is where an author with a popular world/book series licenses it through Amazon to expand upon that particular world. The new writers then write in the original author's world, but their characters are new to that world. Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin's world is FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO. It ranges around the Rose Chalet, which is an exclusive wedding venue in San Francisco. Therefore my hero and heroine are new. Never written before. Their story in part takes place at the Rose Chalet and Bella/Lucy's characters from the original books/series (THE WEDDING GIFTTHE WEDDING DANCETHE WEDDING SONGTHE WEDDING DRESSTHE WEDDING KISS) have small appearances in my book, but it isn't their story (as theirs have already been told).

Q: I’ve looked on iTunes and can’t find THE WEDDING DO-OVER, why?

A: Sorry. This book is part of Kindle Worlds and can only be purchased via Amazon.

Q: I live in the UK, why can’t I find it?

A: At this point in time, Kindle Worlds is only available on Amazon.com. I’m sorry. I’ve heard rumors that Amazon is working on extended distribution. Fingers crossed.

Q: I’ve never read Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin’s FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO, will I understand what’s going on in your book?

A: Yes! My book is a standalone book. Some of it takes place at the Rose Chalet but the hero/heroine are brand new characters. You don't have to know anything about the Four Weddings and a Fiasco world in order to understand and enjoy THE WEDDING DO-OVER. ;-)

Q: Are all of the books in the FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO part of a continuity like THE VINEYARDS OF CALANETTI? What # is your book?

A: No! Each book is independent of the others. Each book will have its own HEA. And the books have nothing to do with each other except that they in some way relate to the Rose Chalet or the original characters.

Q: How many books are in the FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO world:

A: There are 5 original books written by Bella Andre/Lucy Kevin. There were 11 Kindle Worlds released last year. And there are 13 news books just released. You can find them all here.

NOTE: If you have other questions about the world or my contribution, please ask and I’ll do my best to answer your inquiries.

You can learn more about THE WEDDING DO-OVER here.

I’ve also set up a fun Pinterest board for THE WEDDING DO OVER, you can find it here.