ROW80: 22.1.11 – A Trip to the Dark Side

Another week has flown by, and now comes to a close. What a week it has been. Work was crazy busy, and the house move has taken up most of the weekend. We now have the living room completely finished and ready… well only the tv and sofa to move, but we are still kind of using those in the flat.

I have still managed to find time to write almost every day. I have also had to work on a few blog posts, but on the whole I editing at least something every day. I hope to make some big progress this week, but cannot complain with the position as it currently stands.

The main thing that has happened this week is that I have gone against everything I blogged about just a short time ago and I have signed up for Amazon KDP Select. I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and am sure it is the right decision. For now at least. I am planning a bigger post on this tomorrow, so will keep it brief here. Basically, the number of books I am selling it almost nothing, despite active campaigning. Of those few sales, I would say 99% have been via Amazon. So I figure, it’s only for three months, so why not give it a go.

How many of you have signed up? I am still against the concept that you cannot provide your books to other readers, but in my current circumstances, it doesn’t matter.

Have a great Sunday.

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3 thoughts on “ROW80: 22.1.11 – A Trip to the Dark Side

  1. Wow Alex that is impressive! I’ve done practically no writing this week and all I’ve done is clean house and prepare for a birthday party.

    What is Amazon KDP Select? I haven’t heard about it.

    1. Thanks Catherine. Happy brithday to you and your daughter. Great looking cake by the way.

      KDP Select means your books gets entered into the Amazon lending library, so people can rent it for free for one month at a time. Then at the end of the month / quarter (as it is a 90 day cycle) your number of downloads gets calculated against the avaialble fund for the month ($700,000) and then Amazon pay you. The only problem I have with it is that you are not allowed to sell your work elsewhere. Which I think soulds vaguely like monopoly building and thus ilegal. However, I am not selling any books anyway so I thought why not. It’s only for 90 days, and maybe I can work it on a cycle.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hey Alex, I havent done a total word count on my WIP, doing more research atm. My book is currently not available on Amazon, but I like it that the one I have is available everywhere else

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