January 12th, 2012

Stella Notecor

Going Kindle Only?

So, last month, Amazon announced a new part of their Kindle Direct Publishing program called KDP Select.

When an author enrolls their book in KDP Select, they gain two things: the ability to make that book free for 5 days a month and the enrollment of their book in the Kindle Lending Library. Both of these are great ways to market/increase visibility/make more money.

However, when an author enrolls in KDP Select, they also have to remove their books from all other outlets. In other words, if I enroll my books, I can no longer sell them through Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Sony, etc.

So, what do you guys think?

Poll #1810350 Kindle only?

Should I go Kindle only?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
9(100.0%)

If you purchased my ebook, where did you purchase it?

Amazon
1(33.3%)
Barnes and Noble
1(33.3%)
Smashwords
0(0.0%)
iTunes
0(0.0%)
Your website
1(33.3%)
Other
0(0.0%)

Where do you typically buy your ebooks?

ARe
0(0.0%)
Amazon
3(23.1%)
Barnes and Noble
1(7.7%)
Smashwords
2(15.4%)
Publisher Websites
1(7.7%)
Author Websites
3(23.1%)
Other
1(7.7%)
I don't buy ebooks,
2(15.4%)