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.