Welp, it finally happened. My KDP/KU sales report for the month has been changed from one day to the next. No, I'm not talking about the move to the new format Amazon decided to go to. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that makes it even more difficult to get a snapshot... Continue Reading →
As a Purveyor of Fine Publications, I have to be constantly aware of how the public is consuming media. It's not a surprise, I think, to those who visit the Mad Genius Club to hear that consumption of entertainment is in the throes of another sea-change, and has been for a while. You will still,... Continue Reading →
Reading on a Budget
As we were working on the family budget last night, I looked at the line item for Kindle Unlimited, and pondered canceling it for a moment. I haven’t been reading since… August. Maybe even since late June. I just haven’t had much time. The First Reader shrugged when I asked him what he thought “I... Continue Reading →
KDP Select or Not?
Yesterday, a FB friend asked whether she should set her new book up on Amazon so it could be "borrowed". The discussion turned into one a number of people were interested in -- in fact, one of the participants asked Sarah if MGC could do a post on KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited from an... Continue Reading →
When is an indie doing well?
I was going to write about the latest payout numbers from the Kindle Unlimited Program today -- and I will get to it shortly -- but a member of my critique group asked a question Sunday that had me sit back and think. Several weeks before, instead of our regular meeting, we held a mini-workshop.... Continue Reading →
Are you ready?
Edited to add note on Apple losing its appeal. Scroll to bottom of post for more. Obviously, I'm not. It is Tuesday morning and I haven't clue one for a blog topic this morning. So, I let my google-fu do the walking and found several posts of interest. Well, to be honest, I let my fingers... Continue Reading →
And Panic Ensues
Eight days ago, Amazon announced a change to their Kindle Unlimited Program. For those who aren't familiar with KU, it is a two-pronged program. For readers who pay $9.99 per month, you can borrow e-books enrolled in the KU program. This also includes a number of audio books as well. There is no time limit... Continue Reading →
Oh the whining and whinging – repost and update
(Apologies first for doing a repost and brief update. I have to leave the house shortly to take my mother to a doctor's appointment that will last all morning and possibly part of the afternoon. It is one of those marathon testings that will, hopefully, finally give us at least some insight into what's been... Continue Reading →
Walking the Plank
Today, I am a pirate, Arrr! where's my cutlass? You may be laughing (which was my intent), but I actually feel pretty badly about it. I accidentally bought two pirated books. I wasn't on a pirate site, I was on Amazon. I saw two Heinlein titles on sale, and I pounced on them as I'm... Continue Reading →
Oh the whining and whinging
I do so love how some folks have to hunt to find some sliver of something that might, in some faraway galaxy, be construed as ill-will by Amazon. Once they find it, they run with it, doing their best to make it into a "big" deal, never considering what the actual facts might be. After... Continue Reading →