The first of this month ended my second stint with Amazon‘s KDP (Kindle Direct Program). I thought I had another month to go and ended up having to scramble to use the last of my free days. Again, the days were pretty much a bust. I know part of that is due to the lack of time to notify the proper sites (although I did give it a try, I knew my chances of being featured at such short notice would be slim to none) .Still, I gave away a couple hundred books over a three day period. Not one sale since.
When I started the program, my promos would end and it would bump me to a place where people would see my book and I’d do a good 30-60 sales for the next couple of days. Ahhh those were the days. I’m still not sure exactly why Amazon opted to change things. Aren’t sales for me also sales for them? I don’t see how this is benefiting either of us if I’m not selling anything. If someone would be willing to explain it, you’d have me as a captive audience for the duration of that explanation.
Since the program is not doing much for me anymore, I opted not to renew my “contract” with them. I’ll be putting Near Death back up on Barnes & Noble and also on Kobo. There’s no need to alienate non-Kindle folks any longer. When Staying Alive finally comes out, I may put it into the program since it’s part of a series and it may help boost sales of the other book, but it’s definitely up in the air for the moment.
You’ve let me down Amazon. We had something good going on. I thought you cared, but you didn’t even protest when I decided to leave. I guess this was just another one sided love affair in my life. *sigh*