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Self-publication of ebooks on multiple platforms
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited (KU) exclusivity programme (pink) intersects with the normal Amazon store (red), but being mainly in KU will increase your profile, as all your purchases and credits are made on the same merchant site. All in all, the other retail outlets (Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo) (blue) are about the same as the KU-store.
They can have KU or other retail outlets, but not both. I report on the results of my Mindjack show after one and a half years in Kindle Unlimited (KU). Not only did I tear my ledgers off the KU and toss them to the other trades. Turnover had even declined with promotional, and last year YA had gone down as a group.
I' d already chosen to continue writing three more titles in the row - rewriting made perfect business for various purposes, not least because the initial row was long. I' d never had much of a fan base based on those other merchants (a simple one to move into KU).
Before, I never had more than 15-20% of my earnings outside of Amazon. I pulled out all the stops to see if I could make my strong début with the other dealers and establish a fan base there. Total revenues from the show have increased by 700% (due to promotional and new releases).
It is really a new start of the range, not just the transition from KU to Wide. If I had done all these things while I was in KU, my overall earnings would have increased. It' kind of like you're a new writer (except I wasn't - I had a couple of feedbacks when I was at those dealers).
However, they are brandnew for those who read today, and it is possible (even desirable) to bring these volumes to market quickly and create momentum. And I was amazed that Kobo's sale wasn't zero. Broad merchants allow you to put all your ledgers in a row. Due to that, I have much bigger sells of my chest pack of nvellas on the broad retailers than I do on Amazon because Amazon is a finery and doesn't let me put that in my row page.
With iBooks, you can only be listed in ONE categorie (YA or SF, but not both). Every one of the big retailer has some terrible shortcomings that make you wonder how they ever are selling a book. It is definitely more work to post on five different platform.
Volume 1 asserts itself in the rankings as perma-free instead of parma99cent in KU and is currently in the top 2k free book vs. 30-40k paid library in KU. This 2k visibility, although on the free listing, helps the set to remain in height. That and I've got more textbooks and commercials ahead of me.
During my time in KU, my earnings were always 50/50 loans and more. Now, I'm 40/60 with Amazon selling the 40%. It' s more work, but I was able to change quickly, and the show now has new lives, especially through new libretto. Bookbub, as already stated, prefers broad titles.
The transition with a bookbub was an important part of it. Now that I have that zest, I plan to spread the remainder of my catalog. I was recently asked by Nook to an exlusive promotion on the basis of my previous results.... so that good results produce more good results. Further information on getting promotion on iBooks and Nook, join my for love or money Facebookgroup and examine out the biggest hits post stuck at the top of the group.
Going Worldwide was initially published there (see debate here) - it's a great online group of almost 3k writers exchanging information about their work. Susan has a lot of information about Boot Camp and For love or money to get your careers off the ground. If you would like to exchange your experience with advancing - or returning from advancement to exclusivity - we would be happy to listen.