I made a difficult decision last night. When I initially published Fall of Venus back in July 2013 I had enrolled it in the Kindle Select program. About a month into that I had regretted that decision, wishing those with other devices such as Nook, could have the opportunity to read it. So when the first three months, the minimum amount of time Kindle Select allows, I took it off Kindle Select and published it on Smashwords, which distributed my book to many different retailers, including Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Scribd. Unfortunately, I wasn’t seeing a lot of downloads on any of those sites. There were a few and they came sporadically. But that’s not good enough for me. I want my book to be read, not just sit on a server gathering virtual dust.
When I published Neverland Academy over a month ago, I decided to take a chance and enroll it in Kindle Select. I did this because I was curious about the Kindle Unlimited program. Well, I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far. I’m in no way hitting bestseller status with it, but there is definitely some consistency when it comes to members downloading the book. As for the monetary return, I have no idea what I’ve earned and, to be honest, I don’t care. I just want to see it being read. So after mulling it over for a couple of weeks, I took Fall of Venus off Smashwords and re-enrolled it in Kindle Select. Apologies to those who do not own a Kindle device, but I hope to get more people reading it through Kindle Unlimited. And if it does not do as well as I hope, well, I can always return it to Smashwords in three months.