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Old 07-29-2014, 01:19 AM   #10
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by DuckieTigger View Post
Does it cost anything to also list books with B&N/Nook for indies? If not, the time and effort should be worth it for extra sales.
The thing is, Kindle moves 4-5 times as many ebooks as Nook or Apple, 8-10 times as many as Kobo.

There have also been reports that Nook rigs their rankings against indies in certain genres, listing them about 100 slots lower than their sales would merit. They may or not still be doing it but the rumors are out there. There are also abundant reports of ebookstore failings for both Nook and Kobo that hinder discoverability.

While most authors would prefer to be multi-platform on principle, many find that their sales skew so strongly towards Kindle that they might as well go Select and make up the difference in revenue from the Prime library and (presumably) Kindle unlimited. Others do report significant income from other channels and that occasionally some titles actually do better elsewhere in a given month but it seems to be random.

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Originally Posted by DuckieTigger View Post
That makes sense if going exclusive or all stores are the only options. And maybe that is the only two options, realistically.
Although every author is different, indications are that is quite possible to prosper as an indie publisher on Kindle alone (and not uncommon) but impossible to do it without kindle.

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