Barbara Freethy

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I have to confess that even as a supposed savant of self-publishing, I hadn’t heard of Barbara Freethy, though she “is the author of 40 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women’s fiction,” and “was recently named Amazon KDP’s bestselling author of all time by Amazon,” according to the original press release. […]

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Kindle Worlds is expanding by adding four new platforms, Amazon announced on Thursday. Kindle Worlds allows writers to create stories based on licensed worlds. The new worlds are (based on the Amazon press release): • Barbara Freethy’s The Callaways–The hit series from the best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author of all-time on Amazon • Bella Andre’s […]

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SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—June 27, 2013—The Kindle Worlds Store and Self-Service Submission Platform are now open. Customers can enjoy works from dozens of authors including Barbara Freethy (writing in Pretty Little Liars), Charles Sasser (Foreworld Saga) and Anita Clenney (The Vampire Diaries). Kindle World’s Self-Service Submission Platform enables any writer to publish fan fiction based on a range of original stories and characters and earn royalties for doing so. To browse the store and learn more about Kindle Worlds, visit

Self-published authors can already sell their e-books on Amazon’s international sites when they use KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). Now, when authors upload those books to Amazon’s free print publishing tool, CreateSpace, Amazon will distribute the books to,,, and

When consumers in those countries (or in the U.S.) order a CreateSpace book, Amazon prints it on demand. The books are available for same-day shipping and eligible for free shipping and Amazon Prime.

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