Why Kindle Unlimited is a Bad Idea

August 5th, 2014
Amazon has certainly been making headlines recently. Their most recent foray in to new business is the launch of Kindle Unlimited. Setup like Netflix, $9.99 per month gets you unlimited access to Kindle eBooks. For people who are Kindle junkies (and I fully admit to being one), this seems to be a good idea on paper. In fact, my husband was shocked when I didn’t sign up on Day One.

 

Kindle Unlimited
 

The truth of the matter is, I think Kindle Unlimited is a bad idea. It’s a bad idea for publishing. It’s a bad idea for authors and publishers. It’s a bad idea for readers.

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“Self-Publishing” vs. “Printing” a Book

July 15th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we wrote a blog titled “The true costs of self-publishing.” It got a lot of comments and activity – in particular in several LinkedIn Groups. Some people agreed with our assessment, some didn’t. We don’t expect people to always agree with us but were thrilled to see so much discussion.
 

However, there was a running theme in the comments that I think is vital to address. And it breaks down to “self-publishing” vs. “printing” a book. Read the rest of this entry »

eBook Marketing Tips

February 24th, 2014

ebook marketing tips

Marketing your eBook in today’s very crowded eBook market can be a daunting task. With so many competing titles and promo options out there, what eBook marketing tips will help to get your book in front of the most readers? Read the rest of this entry »

e Book Sales Numbers…The Scary Truth

November 26th, 2013

e Book Sales Numberse Book sales numbers often have authors, and their literary agents, scratching their heads during royalty statement time. It’s really hard to discern what’s real – and if numbers are being accurately reported by publishers. And both self publishers and traditional publishers are on the line here. The truth is, authors who self–distribute their eBooks have a far better view of their eBook sales numbers than a traditionally published author. Weird, right? Of course, even then numbers may not be accurate. Read the rest of this entry »