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Changing It Up

So lately I have been having serious issued with create space not sending a link to my email address. And I have tried several times. I have tried publishing my books in KDP but again having issues and email Amazon about the problem a couple of times but never heard anything from them.

Today I did something bold. I removed all of my books from KDP and I am taking a new tactic. This might mean more work but I think it will be worth it.

Remember Lulu.com and Smashwords.com? Well I am going to be publishing my paperback and hardcovers through lulu.com and my ebooks through Smashwords.com. I know this will mean more booklets to read to learn how format is to be done for each platform but I think it will be worth it. The only way to really know is to try my ideas out and see what happens.

I have worked with both lulu and Smashwords in the past and I have always enjoyed using lulu. Smashwords I would have some struggles with but hopefully it won’t be too bad this time around.

I’ll let you know if I hear anything from Amazon, but I’m betting I won’t.

So now I need to find out if I need a new ISBN for each of my books and if that means I’m going to have to change the titles as well. I may have to visit my writers’ group on Facebook and see what others suggest. Just comes down to using your resources.

If any of you have tried what I am about to delve into, would you let me know how things turned out for you? I would love to hear what came about.

Thanks and take care.

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Anne R. Allens Blog: Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Cant Party Like Its 2009

Anne R. Allens Blog: Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Cant Party Like Its 2009.

 

After reading the above blog, my head is left spinning. Part of me wants to dump Amazon all together for what they are doing. I thought it was great what they were doing for the Indie Authors and now, they have put so much restrictions on us it is making it hard for us. And not only that, they are going to other companies they pay and putting restrictions on them, or they will not pay them. What are we Indie authors supposed to do? What is left out there for us? Especially now that some of the big publishing houses are buying each other out or changing their publishing formats.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this leaves me scared. I was going to release an updated version of one of my books and put for sale again on Amazon but now I am not so sure I want to do that. At least, maybe not Amazon exclusively. This will take some great thinking and praying.

What are your thoughts about the above blog? Does this change your perspective of Amazon and where you will be publishing and/or buying your books in the future?