Why Publish Everywhere?

All indie authors have this decision to make: either go into KDP Select, or publish everywhere. Obviously, as the curator of a web site called Indies Who Publish Everywhere, I chose the latter. If you’re an indie author debating which way to go, here’s my reasoning behind my choice.

My inner rebel has always distrusted Amazon’s exclusivity contract. Any time I feel as if someone is trying to talk me into something that seems to benefit them more than me, I get suspicious. Do I need a 70% royalty in countries where no one reads my books? No. But do I need to be able to sell to all readers, not just Kindle owners? Yes.

The other retailers let me sell a book at any price or offer it free, at any time, without having to give them a monopoly on my work, but Amazon only allows special promotions to authors who agree to a three-month contract of exclusivity. I can work around that. I don’t need to be in KDP Select to have free books or special sales. I just have to get Amazon to price-match the other stores.

An author must drop all the other retailers in be in Kindle Unlimited, where their books can be borrowed for lower royalties rather than sold, but Oyster and ScribD pay full royalties for books read through their unlimited subscriptions and don’t require exclusivity.

So far I’m happy with the choice to make my books widely available. Sometimes my Amazon sales exceed my sales on the other sites, but then I have months where most of my sales are elsewhere. As a reader I’m loyal to authors who choose to publish everywhere, and I suspect I’m not alone in this. I like my Nook and I like shopping through Barnes and Noble, and when indie authors make their books available on B&N I’m more likely to buy them.

Are you an indie author who publishes everywhere? I’m trying to grow this site to list more books. Go to https://everywhereindies.wordpress.com/guidelines-for-authors and get in touch.

Are you a reader who’d rather buy directly for your e-pub e-reader than use a Kindle app? Browse the listings by genre. (You may find some free books and some bargains.) Read the reviews in the blog archives. Discover a new indie who publishes everywhere.

July #Sale Children’s Books on #Smashwords

Jinx And The Faerie Dragons

Jinx’s little sister, Ayla, has warned him time and time again that one day his mischief making will get him in to serious trouble. But Jinx isn’t interested in his sister’s warnings; not even when the trouble she warns him about is a cave full of goblins.

Like most pixies, Jinx loves to play tricks and explore. But, unlike most pixies, Jinx takes his tricks too far on a regular basis, causing chaos and taking risks that no other pixie would even consider, much to the amusement of his faerie dragon friends, Caia and Draco, and the annoyance of just about everyone else; especially Ayla. Now Jinx and his faerie dragon friends are off on a treasure hunt, and not even the threat of being captured and eaten by goblins is enough to stop them answering the call of adventure.”

Sales link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/447528

Sale price: $1.25

Coupon code: SSW75

Mr. Pumpkin-Head And Other Poems

A collection of poems – many with a hint of humour – about nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.

Sales link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/154488

Sale price: $1

Coupon code: SSW75

Sale ends July 31st 2015.

More books by Tory Zigler can be found on

https://everywhereindies.wordpress.com/books-by-genre-stories-and-poems-for-children/

 

Everywhere Bargains

Here are a couple of Everywhere Indie sales coming up: children’s poetry, and genre- blending mystical mystery:

 

Starting April 21st

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The first Mae Martin Psychic Mystery

Obeying her mother’s warning, Mae Martin-Ridley has spent years hiding her gift of “the sight.” When concern for a missing hunter compels her to use it again, her peaceful life in a small Southern town begins to fall apart. New friends push her to explore her unusual talents, but as she does, she discovers the shadow side of her visions— access to secrets she could regret uncovering.

Gift or curse? When an extraordinary ability intrudes on an ordinary life, nothing can be the same again.

The Mae Martin Series

No murder, just mystery. Every life hides a secret, and love is the deepest mystery of all.

Sales links: https://amberfoxxmysteries.wordpress.com/buy-books-retail-links

$1.99 through April 30

 

Starting April 22nd:

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A collection of poems – many with a hint of humor – about nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.

Sale price: $1.20 (70% off)

Coupon code: QC34R (valid from April 22nd 2015 to May 1st 2015).

Sales link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/154488

Look for a guest post from Tori later this week on one of her charming stories for children.

For a chance to win The Calling and other books in paperback, go to

https://amberfoxxmysteries.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/giveaway-and-first-in-series-sale/