I’ve been thinking about this for a VERY long time, and finally decided to give all my eBooks the Kindle Unlimited treatment. Here’s why:
- B&N’s eBook store is now gasping its last breaths, and my sales dropped to “shit, I can’t even afford a coffee!”
- Neither B&N nor iTunes ever worked on improving customer experience for their eBook stores. It’s so bad that customers of B&N and iTunes often browse Amazon to find a book they like, then go back to B&N or iTunes to buy it.
- My iTunes sales are in the range of “I might buy a pastry with those royalties.”
- Kobo’s eBook market share is tiny in the US where most of my readers live. My Kobo sales are…nonexistent.
Amazon’s eBook market share in the US is huge, and readers who read A LOT often use Kindle Unlimited to get their fix for very little money. And I can totally relate to that, because my family and I lived through several variations of “how can I even afford winter clothes for the kids?”
I know of fans who can’t afford my books, and of other fans who buy my books for the ones who don’t have the money to buy them. So now you can read them for free if you are in KU. If not: Over the next few weeks, I’ll set the price of several of my books to zero (if you are part to my FB Messenger crowd, you’ll be notified)