yet another way amazon is screwing me
Amazon’s ranking system drives me nuts, though - every single other book with mine in the top 10 is a Kindle Unlimited title. That means people can read it for free through a (very cheap) subscription service. I’m competing paid sales with people who are browsing a title for free and that drives me nuts. How can I compete with “It’s free to read”???
To list my book as Kindle Unlimited myself, I have to make it available for sale through a service which makes me agree I will not sell or distribute my book anywhere else other than Amazon. Ie: Amazon will be my ONLY income. Then I get paid like 0.05c per page read by people, which means a shit tonne less money for me as a writer, despite the fact it’s my only other income. Just another way Amazon screws independent writers.
To get into the top 10, you basically need to be in KDP Select. I can’t believe I’m in the top 10 WITHOUT KDP Select - I won’t be for long.
UGH AMAZON WHY DO YOU CONSPIRE TO FUCK INDIE WRITERS OUT OF A DECENT LIVING WAGE