You have to read this blog post while listening to this.
I unpublished Tag from Smashwords and all other retailers, except Amazon, about two hours ago. I did this because I wanted to join the Amazon KDP Select Program. I thought about this a LOT before I did it. I weighed in on a few blogs and listened to the responses.
The pros outweighed the cons.
- Monopoly of ebook content by Amazon (for 90 days).
- Losing all the reviews (6 of them) on Smashwords (didn’t have any anywhere else).
- Maybe they’ll be evil.
- Movement. Forward. Onward.
- Supporting the guy who’s sold more of my books than anyone else by a ratio beyond 100-1.
- Maybe they’ll be cool.