Frankly, I am here now.
Over the years I hear people waffling on their business models. I’m not pointing fingers -- I have too. This is especially true when people begin moving their books “wide”. They are excited or pissed and decide to make the move. Then a few months later they are not seeing traction, and they go back to Kindle Unlimited. I understand why this happens when our livelihoods are directly linked to our book sales.
Recently I have been frustrated about my sales since making the move. While venting some friends have suggested I do my next launch in KU for 90 days, or even start a new pen name that I release in KU to bump my sales back up.
No hating on that plan, it just isn’t for me. When I made the choice back in August to leave Kindle Unlimited with my romance, I wasn’t excited -- I was pissed. Something that had been good (for me) for a long time no longer worked with my personal goals of stability.
Going ‘wide’ has created a different type of stability for me. I stopped fearfully checking my email in the morning, wondering if overnight Amazon had made a decision to arbitrarily eff up my income. I no longer carried that anxiety with me that the rug could be pulled out under me at any moment.
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