The downside of not going direct in the first place is if you end up wanting to go direct (and getting the difference in royalties - you pay 10% to an aggregator), you lose all of the reviews when you upload your books directly.Sherry_Soule said:I would go wide and use D2D to publish at the other sites. It is super easy to use and quick and less of a headache then going direct in my humble opinion. I think you'll reach a wider readership, too.
How did they start promoting your titles? I hear a lot about Apple and Kobo merchandising but how it works?anniejocoby said:I usually advise going wide, but it's not a magic bullet. I've done extremely well on Apple, but I've gotten lucky, because they've promoted me. If they didn't, I wouldn't make that much money there. Nook has been pretty steady. Google takes awhile to get traction, but it's nice when you do. Kobo tends to be meh. Scribd, surprisingly enough, has been a good source of income these past few months for me.
That said, I've pulled my under-performing series off of the other vendors and put it in KU to try to breathe some life into it. So I think that going wide doesn't always work. The only good thing is that you have a long series, so you can have a permafree, which, for me, is a very good thing.
Very true but the 90 day agreement helps in this respect. Three books in my first series are up for renewal on the 1st of April. I'm going to roll them one more time in Select, because during that time I'll be bringing out the first in a new series. I plan to put that one in Scout and see if AMZ will pick it up. If not, I'll publish it and put it in Select with links to the other series in the back matter and pull the 1st series out and go wide with it.Chris Fox said:Putting all your eggs in one basket is dangerous, and Amazon can change everything with no notice. Whichever route you choose good luck =)
I think this is the right answer to the OP's question. It's no point asking a question like this to someone who writes in a different genre for a different audience.ireaderreview said:1) You should check how books in your genre are doing in the other stores. What are the sales ranks of the bestselling YA books in your store. What about your specific genre.