To Select or not to Select

I have been assured that tomorrow is the day my book goes on Amazon in Kindle format. So tomorrow is the day I will finally decide whether or not to go Kindle Select. On the matter of the five free days, I don’t want to give my book away unless it’s the paperback and to someone really special. People report, ‘2,000 free downloads already and the book’s in the Top 100; how encouraging!’ No; sorry, I wouldn’t find that encouraging at all. What, the only way I can persuade people to read my book is by giving it away? On the other hand, 2,000 people might tell 2 other people each and some of them might buy the book. Well, you know the conundrum.

Then there’s the idea of the book being exclusive to Amazon for, I can’t remember, three months is it? Personally, I have never even accessed ‘Smashwords’ or ‘Kobo’ or any other online book outlet. Am I unusual in this? And ‘Lulu’; does that still exist? I haven’t heard a peep about them for ages. Any information or pros and cons of going Kindle Select gratefully received.

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About lindabanana

Retired university lecturer, former world traveller, now working part time as an academic examiner and gradually morphing into full-time creative worker: writing and crafts
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2 Responses to To Select or not to Select

  1. I’m with Kindle Select and had poo-poohed those who did freebies for about 18 months. Then I gave in … 22,000 FREE books later my books suddenly started to SELL. It was the best decision I ever made. I’m also with Lulu – I don’t sell anywhere near as many in paperback but it’s good to give people the option. I’m still considering Kobo, Nook etc

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