Arguably, Amazon is the largest seller of ebooks. And yet...when they make it impossible for people to find your books without knowing the exact URL, they become superfluous. Why am I saying this? My latest release "Erotic Shorts, Volume III" has been classified in such a way that it will NOT show up in search results - it won't even show up on my author list, even though I tagged it and it shows on the author side that it is 'my' book.
Obviously they do not want to sell it. That's okay. I also distribute through Smashwords, which gives me a much larger ability to get my books out to fans. My books are at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and some of them are at iTunes. Not to mention all the other websites that Smashwords distributes through.
Those books that go through publishers will end up on Amazon, but I am seriously considering not listing through them anymore. So, considering that you can buy mobi files which work on Kindle from Smashwords, would you stop buying my ebooks if I did not make them available from Amazon?
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