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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

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me trying to romance Jaehee after doing Zen’s route.

I’m very honored to announce that my painting “Resplendent Ringers” (ring-necked ducks) placed third in Ohio’s Wetland Conservation Stamp competition! I was also selected to be Ohio Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year, which means prints of my painting will be available next year at Ohio DU events.

Acrylic on board, original is 14" x 18".