It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been busy with work and life and that tends to overwhelm me sometimes.
I’ve decided to switch platforms for my books. CreateSpace, which was where I first started publishing my books in 2016, has been undergoing a lot of changes and there are rumors that it may either be shuttered soon or absorbed into Amazon altogether. How true these rumors are, I have no idea.
Amazon does have its own print publishing service now, however, and I recently moved all my books there. This merges my sales from paperback books and Kindle books together so I don’t have to skip from one website to the other to see what’s going on which is a plus.
Moving on, I reviewed some areas while making these changes and I have decided to abandon extended distribution. What is that, you ask? With extended distribution, online retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Books A Million can carry my books and customers can purchase them through this venue. Unfortunately, there is a surcharge to this service. Those outlets must have their cut of money and that is why my book prices were more expensive. By letting those outlets sell my books, I was forced to price my books at a higher rate and honestly, I was barely making but maybe $1.00 or less on a book when it sold through one of those websites.
I’m not about money, but this is a nice passive income to have. Every little bit helps and it will also help finance my future writing as well. I have decided to sell my print copy books from solely Amazon for now. Sales at the online retailers were slim anyways so I’m not losing a lot. And a lot of customers have personally requested that I sell them a book in person which is more convenient for them and me.
What this means is that I’m able to lower the prices of all my books which is better for sales. I was able to lower the price of Tainted from 25.00 to 20.00 for instance. I am also thinking about trying to get a book signing together again. I’m not for sure about the venue or even how to put it all together. That will be something I will keep everyone updated about.
I will be updating the links on my blog for my books as well as the information.
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