I’m wondering whether it’s time to change my routine of the last four years?
I’m almost finished (and I know I’ve said that many times) the second of my Kongomato series. All my previous books were placed with Amazon first, then after the three month lock-in period, farmed out to all the other sites I use. Yet Smashwords have done so much work for their authors in the last few months that I wonder if I shouldn’t just go directly to them first this time.
One problem with that plan is that I’ll never be able to go back to Amazon because of said lock-in period, but I’ve received so many downloads from S/W of late that I’m wondering if I should stick with them. Yet if I do I’m denying myself a potentially huge market.
What does everyone else do? Go with the big A for the three months and then do as I do? I’ve tried without end to market my novels on Amazon and have not sold one for almost three weeks and yet although my sales are not wonderful with Smashwords, I’ve had a great number of downloads of the free part and can only hope that if they ever get round to reading them then they'll actually buy the books.
If only selling them were as easy as writing, it would all be so simple. But if it were simple, would it be any fun?
My daughter thinks everything is easy. Last evening she breezily announced that she had to go out first thing in the morning and, by the way, two suspension dampers had failed on her car and could I change them before breakfast?
"It's not exactly a huge job," she claimed at my pained expression of woe, "it shouldn't take more than five minutes. If you love me then you'll do it."