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Saleswise so far, paperbacks from conventions and bookstores are far in the lead. Then it would be Smashwords, and then Amazon. I use Smashwords to get into Barnes and Noble so they aren't a seperate channel for me.
 

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same here, Amazon is basically the only outlet that was worth it - all the effort for getting material up on Smashwords and B&N never paid off for me - although to be fair, I only really advertise the Amazon books...
 

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I sell one to one Amazon:eek:ther. The others are all distributed by Smashwords and are, in order: Apple, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo, Sony, Diesel. The least three barely register on my radar.

Most of my publications are non-fiction and have students (high school/university) as the target demographic which brings Apple/B&N right into the picture.  
 

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Since my first book came out, over its whole life, half my sales have been paperbacks through Australian boookshops, a quarter paperbacks through online retailers (via Createspace), and the remainder Kindle editions. I've only brought my titles to Kindle a few months back (late March for FoO and late May for OH).

If I look at my sales based on just the last month or two, now two thirds are Amazon Kindle editions, while the remainder are paperbacks split all over the place.

My second book get's a paperback release locally in Australia in a few months, so that'll throw the figures out in favour of that avenue again.

I love the Kindle sales (who wouldn't), but the bookshop sales are also lots of fun - particularly at book signings or when you see your title on a shelf with a recommended tag underneath it.  :)  

I'm not on Smashwords yet.
 
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I've sold about ten times as many books on Amazon than I've done on Smashwords. I can't participate in Barnes & Nobles.

For those of you who've had many paperback sales in bookstores: how did you approach them? The bookstores, I mean.

Edit: Are any of you using Kobo as a sales platform?
 

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I only have one week's worth of data, so this ratio may change, but I've sold six on B&N, five on Amazon, one on All Romance, and zero paid on Smashwords.

Of course I'm taking part in the summer sale on Smashwords so some of the 110 "sales" might have paid cash at a different time. My book is erotic romance and I've heard B&N is sometimes a better platform, and this seems to be looking true for me. We'll see if that lasts.
 
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