Stupid question, perhaps, but what I wonder is this:
If I prepare my new short story compilation, or any of my novels for that matter. Then upload them to smashwords, CreateSpace, Kindle direct, and all the other myriad self pub platforms, are people simply going to think that I'm panicking, and in fact my work isn't really that good?
Conversely, if I send it to just two, ie Createspace and Kindle direct, and concentrate all my self publishing hype to those two platforms isn't there a possibility that my sales might be better?
I've seen the same self-pub novels in all of the above and more, yet there is little evidence (that I can find) as to whether they're sales are higher because of it or whether a more select platform had benefited them.
My instinct is to self pub from one or two places and direct all would-be traffic to them. If anyone has any info regarding this question I'd be pleased to hear it. I've checked all over the net and can find no definitive answers.