Yes, I went exclusive

With the release of my new series, I decided to try something new. I entered The Invisible Entente prequel novella into Kindle Select and have made the decision to keep the entire series there as it comes out for the foreseeable future.

I have to say: I agonized over this decision. I’ve always gone through multiple distributors to hit as many people as possible – I’m Canadian, where Kobo is still the leading e-reader – and done my best to advertise for all markets.

But the other markets have been…still. Not to say I have no traction there – and I’m incredibly grateful to all you Nook and Kobo and iBooks readers out there – but I’m heading into my 10th month of full time writing and need a bit of a change if I want to continue giving it my best shot.

As it stands, Amazon is The Great Equalizer for indie authors. It doesn’t differentiate between publishers. If you look at any bestseller lists, the chances are good you’re going to see a solid mix of trad and indie.

Unfortunately, the other distributors haven’t yet caught up.

Like with everything in life, if you want to survive, you need to adapt. So this is me adapting. I’m not sure I like it – I’m not sure I’m going to stick with it long term, but I have to at least give it a try if only to say I tried it.

Fortunately, the free Kindle app exists for pretty much every device out there, so I hope that you’ll follow me along and offer your feedback on this new experience. I appreciate you so much for sticking with me, and hopefully we can all keep moving forward together.

Death at Peony House is now available for sale for $3.99, or free to borrow through the Kindle Unlimited program

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8 comments

  1. You know my feelings on this. You have to do what’s going to put food on the table, and right now giving Select and KU a go seems like a decent option. No one has any right to make you feel guilty about that.

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