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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Amazon KDP Select vs Smashwords.

The Battle Royal is about to begin.

After 3 months of exclusivity on Amazon's KDP Select, I have sold under 10 copies of Five Times Vengeance.

Now that the contract has ended, I will be uploading the novel to Smashwords. This upload will have a few inaccuracies corrected that were pointed out to me.

It will be interesting to see what happens after 3 months on SW. Smashwords distributes to multiple retailers, and hopefully that will result in more exposure, and more sales.

I will be devoting the same amount of marketing effort now as I have been in the last 3 months with Amazon so as not to skew the results.

As always (and I'm sure this is why I sold less than 10 copies) I refuse, I refuse, I refuse to pay for reviews. Not that I"m a cheap skate, but to me, it seems kind of sleazy. Sure, it could be said to be a form of advertising, but I'm not ready to advertise that way.....yet.

10 copies and honest vs 20,000 copies and sleazy..........hmmmmmmm. For now, I'll just rely on the court of public opinion and not slip a few bucks under the table to get the court to rule in my favor.

I'll keep you updated on the SW progress.

Jason Lee.

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