Is Kindle Unlimited Hurting New Indies?

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I was planning on posting the new TOC how to using Calibre this week, but I’m afraid that I haven’t been able to get to my computer to get the screenshots together this week – so next week it will be – promise. Getting back here today though, it seems that the whole writing world is up in arms about Amazon’s announcement that authors will earn by the page read, rather than by the percentage of a book read when a book is borrowed with Kindle Unlimited. Having vivid memories of starting out as a newbie to self-publishing of how easy it was to get totally confused and thrown off course by announcements from some established authors, I’m really glad that this didn’t happen back then.

It’s a fact that any Indie author out there right now with one, or maybe two books published, is not going to be laughing…

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7 thoughts on “Is Kindle Unlimited Hurting New Indies?

    Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
    June 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    The new system sounds fair to me. Clearly, the old system wasn’t, since it favoured those who wrote very short works. I don’t see what all the fuss is about…

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      I agree with you – way to much fuss over it. I suppose that because so many voracious readers have got the KU option they can get piles of books to read every month for 9.99, and that’s eating into normal sales of financially successful authors. I think that it’s all good for us who aren’t there yet though. 🙂


    Kev said:
    June 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Looking forward to next week’s post, Jo. 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      June 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Sorry it’s a week late Kev – been having “interesting times” around here. 😀 X

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        Kev said:
        June 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

        No worries, Jo! lol We’ve all got our own wars to fight on the front. But, I don’t need to go into that. 😀


    Suzanne Joshi. said:
    June 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Thanks, Jo and Ronovan, for this interesting and helpful piece. 🙂


    D.G.Kaye said:
    June 30, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Excellent post Jo. I agree with what you’ve said. A page read is a page read. And for all he complaints we do have about Amazon, they do give our books more visibility than on other site. I’ve visited Smashwords a few times and noticed that many books don’t even get reviews there. As we all know, we need those reviews just to be able to have the honour of paying for ads we run when we put our books on promos. 🙂


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