And I’m not talking about over-eating. Um, stupid Halloween candy sales.
No, I’m talking about adding my books to other stores. Previous to today, I was exclusive on Amazon.
Why would I be exclusive on Amazon? Because Amazon is seductive. They offer Kindle Unlimited. This allows people who subscribe to read all the books they want, that are part of the program. For an author, this means you have to be exclusive to Amazon. No offering up your KU works any place else. The KU reads count towards ranking, which begets more sales and more reads. More money.
However, being exclusive with Amazon started leaving me with a sick feeling. What if I make a mistake and get kicked off? This is unlikely, but it’s happened to people. I just didn’t like the whole eggs in one basket, if you’ll pardon a cliche.
So I made the decision to try and go wide. This may or may not last. It will take time to evaluate and time for my KU exclusives to come off their exclusive period. And, as I discovered today, time to convert the old manuscript into a different format.
I suppose I’ll lose readers. Lots of readers. But I hope to gain new ones too. I’m early enough in my writing experiment where at least it won’t destroy me if this goes south.
Wish me luck!