Saturday, January 21, 2012

Why I'm putting my book on Kindle Select

When I heard about Amazon's new deal to give authors an incentive to let Kindle owners "borrow" their book, I was initially against it. I didn't (and still don't) want Amazon to create a monopoly for books.

However, after reading several people's positive accounts of the service, I relented. Since the program was announced, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords haven't done anything to make me keep my book up there, and the benefits seem to outweigh the negatives.

I get money if someone "borrows" my book. I can set my book as free for a few days.

If you want to read Flyday but you only have a Nook, Kindle for PC is a free download, and the book is available in paperback, either straight from me, or from Amazon or I'll try this out for three months, and if I decide it's not worth it, it will be back up everywhere on April 19th.

Saturnine is currently undergoing edits, and I still plan to give it a wide release (Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and eventually paperback) as soon as it's finished. Keep checking back for more updates


Michael Horton said...

I wish you luck. I'm still getting some lingering sales from when one of my books was free, but without any shares going on I kind of want it up on Nook et al.

Still, the potential for success is there, and Selects hasn't really had a chance to catch on yet anyway. Do report your findings, yes?

Laura E. Bradford said...

Thanks for the comment. I already got cold feet though and pulled by book from Select because Amazon won't let me change the price. I'm running other promotions to make up for it, though.

R. J. Ropsen said...

I also like the kindle select program. It seems like a good program and you can opt out of it after 3 months if you chose. It is worth a try.

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