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I can only tell you about my personal experience with KDP Select. When Daughter of Deceit came out, I was floored...literally and figuratively. I loved the book, but I love most of my books. When it took off, I was thrilled for a couple of days. Then I got attacked by trolls. It has been the worst experience of my writing career. Amazon did nothing to help me. In fact every time I complained, good reviews came down. I'm not going into the details. In my life, I have fought for what I believe is right. Matter of fact I have a strong sense of right and wrong. I have fought city hall and won. I battled my employer about an unfair practice concerning a fellow employee and won. Once, I even caught a burglar that was wanted in seven states. (He was breaking into my neighbor's house in broad daylight.) But...this a big but...I can't win with Amazon. The 'bad' reviews are still up even the abusive ones... but this has been a learning experience as all things are in life.
The good part- I made a lot of money and most important I learned what's important to me. I learned somethings just aren't under my control. I need to enjoy what I do. I can't control other people. I can only control my own actions.
|THE PATH NOW TURNED|
On the other hand, Select gave me exposure even if it was for a short period of time. I believe it will probably be a book by book decision for me with my Indie's. Select is different now than what it once was. When Daughter of Deceit came out, it left the free days high up on the list and sold like mad. Now, Amazon does a different calculation when your book comes off of free, but it stills gives you more exposure than you would have otherwise for most authors. The problem is that exposure comes on Amazon where everything is so competitive. To do well on Amazon you need to be high on their list of books. That seems unlikely now with Select. Am I wrong? Does anyone else have a different opinion?
|Amazon, Barnes and Noble|
|AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE|