Today I enrolled Off The Grid in Amazon’s exclusive program, called KDP Select. The program is Amazon’s way of luring authors away from other ebook platforms since you are required to make your work exclusive to Kindle for the duration of your enrollment.
Amazon’s KDP Select has its pros and cons and so many other indie authors have chronicled them, that I won’t waste your time explaining it in detail. Simply stated my Nook sales have lagged way behind my Kindle sales, so I won’t feel a massive revenue loss in the exclusivity agreement. Also, rumor has it that Apple will launch a self-pub platform soon, so I want to get my 90-days with Amazon over with to prepare for their launch – whenever that might be.
Part of the program allows for free-giveaway days, which doesn’t sound like a great benefit to an author, but as an unknown, it makes sense to get yourself out there no matter the costs (or lack of it). More books sold/given away means more reviews and exposure. Can’t get enough of that.
I’ll announce the giveaways days very soon.