I gather the ads are quite annoying, so it’s probably worth paying for (although I’ve never done the maths on how much stories actually cost - iOS and Google Play have slightly different systems in any case).
“Now that I know that you’re the author” is possibly the greatest compliment ever, thank you!
It’s not actually self-published, but published through Tin Man Games. We get a respectable advance plus the possibility of royalties if the advances are earned out. TMG pays all the costs and takes all the risks, thank goodness! I love the company both professionally (they produce fine work - Miss Fisher is a favourite of mine, based on the TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries which is based in turn on the cosy 1920s crime novels by Kerry Greenwood) and personally (I mentioned that due to various health problems I work from an armchair with a laptop to reduce pain levels and they promptly posted me a program-compatible laptop). Even just on “Choices That Matter” there’s a range of gender, sexuality, race, age, and physical health. And there’s only four of us
Ooh! I wrote a blog entry about all the historical people I chucked willy-nilly into “Choices That Matter: And Their Souls Were Eaten”. Speaking of diversity Even 1830s London was more diverse than we realise nowadays.
It’s likely the final update will be released in the next 24 hours.