probably going to wonder why I’m making such a big deal out of this that I’d
write a blog about it. Well, to me, it’s
not aware, I’ve published my work exclusively on Amazon.
fib. Here’s what happened.
Years ago, when
I first went Indie, I personally formatted and published My Cheeky Angel on
Smashwords also. Vicious headaches, suicidal thoughts and a near divorce later,
getting my book through that blasted meatgrinder and equal to their Style Guide
so it would get in the premium catalogue, had put me through a meatgrinder—oh
yeah! After those 2am nights redoing the upload over and over, I decided that I
would rather lick clean every window of a twenty story building rather than go
through that again. Funny enough, because I’m stubborn, I was eventually
successful and the book was made available. In the next few months it earned
such a pittance that when I finished the next in the series, His Devious
Angel, I quickly changed my path. Publishing exclusively with Amazon
became my goal.
I told myself that the Amazon market was
big enough for little ole me. True!
Their select program was worth not
spreading the books to other channels and those 5 free days were gold. True!
Amazon’s site was easy to work with and
they took a word.doc easily. Very true!!
And… I wouldn’t have to face that
freaking meatgrinder again. Sooo true!
I’m beginning to
see that the free books aren’t such a draw anymore. Let’s face it, the market
is becoming saturated. Once an author has a following, I feel that not every
new book released needs to be made available as a freebie. I’m sure the readers
who know they’ll get their money’s worth are more than willing to spend the few
dollars we charge nowadays to be able to read what they know is worth the
their affiliates have some pretty impressive numbers now. Is it smart to disregard
up a good amount of wages now earned by many authors and that just seems silly to ignore.
be a big percentage of the market if their plans continue working the way they
Canadian, lots of my personal friends have Kobo e-readers and so I figure why
not share the wealth, right?
do you think – are you publishing on all channels? Sure would like to hear your
you’re a reader and not an author, is it important to you that books be
available on multi channels?