Tough Distribution Decisions

Throughout my writing career, I have tried to make my books available to a wide variety of readers and have had them up for purchase on a wide range of platforms. Still, over the past few weeks, I have been thinking about what is best for me and have to come to the decision that due to having zero purchases on other platforms that, I will return to my roots and throw everything I have at the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited market. I have weighed up all the pros and cons of this decision, and the pros of sticking with Kindle far outweigh the cons. I’m aware that some people don’t like to buy anything from Amazon, and that’s fair enough, which is why I made my books available on platforms like Google & Apple Books, but after several months of disappointing sales, I have realized that it’s just not viable to remain on these platforms. Yes, one of the factors is that I do not have any sales, so I’m not earning anything, but for this exact reason, when no one buys the books, there is no reason to be on them. Re-enrollong all of my work into the Kindle Unlimited program still allows a broader audience, and it’s an audience that I actually reach.

In the couple of weeks that I have been purely on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, I have seen more sales and book reads than I’ve had in the past 12 months of being on other platforms. Some people may see this as a cash grab, but for me, it makes more sense to be on platforms on which people read my books; after all, that’s why I write them.

Rant over.

I will be updating my website to acknowledge where my books are available in due time. For today though, as in the UK we’re currently going through a heatwave, I’m going to spend the rest of the day in front of a fan playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

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