Like many authors I went to the information page describing the program and found the specifics a little short in supply there. So on the various author forums a lot of us are asking is it good, is it bad, do I stay or do I go? I don't have the answer to that, but I'm staying. I'm betting on Bezos to revolutionize the book market in a Netflix model the way he's revolutionized retail and distribution. Yesterday my Kindle Unlimited unit chart was through the roof when I usually have only 1 a day of Kindle Prime lending.
While you struggle to decide what is best for you as an author, here's a few things to consider:
1.Bezos launched this in summer. Many authors are complaining right now about low sales and dropping ranks. Summer is historically a pretty lousy time to sell books, especially for us Indies. It's not like you are going to burn your high selling season by taking a wait and see approach to deciding whether to stay Kindle unlimited.
2. Anything that provides greater access for readers to you books or reduces whatever caution they may have taking a risk with their own money on an Indie writer is a win/win.
3. Never lose sight of your goal. Success and profitability never comes from chasing the dollar. The goal cannot be money if one wants to succeed in a business. At least that has always proven true for me. So ask yourself the way I do: What is my goal? Why is my goal?
In my first 60 days an an Indie Author my work has already reached nearly 4000 readers. What an amazing and unthinkable thing. That a woman in California can release a book with the click of the mouse, send it world wide, be virtually unknown and now have thousands of people reading her work.
So stay true to a single goal and whatever Kindle Unlimited means in the long run it will be a win/win. My goal is to write great books, to get them to as many readers as I can, and to have them love them.
So for me, Kindle Unlimited is a win/win. I'm staying.
The Girl on the Half Shell Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Prime or 99Cents
The Signature Kindle Unlimited, Kindle Prime or 99Cents