It's war out there!
AMAZON IS TAKING OVER!
As a publisher I've got my eye out there looking at what other publishers are doing, what authors are saying and what people are generally freaking out about.
Usually, people stampede to the next dilemma and it's actually fun to watch everyone go round and round.
They get in a tissy over what Amazon is doing. Or Apple. Or Smashwords. Or Barnes and Nobel and on down the line to start again with Amazon. It's like a checklist.
However, I pose a question ~ If Amazon died tomorrow and all your books from that site were gone, what would you do? How would it affect you?
Conversely, if everyone BUT Amazon died tomorrow, how would it affect you?
You can answer this question by looking to the historians ~ history's story tellers. In fact I bet you can tell me what would happen by answering this question...when banks started failing, how did it affect you? If you live off your writing this is a question you should think seriously about.
If need be I'll sell books off the website. I will have books in every showcase possible. But there is a reason Amazon has become the 3rd largest search engine. It's easy, and they have the best prices.
Action Item: Think about the questions
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~ Sincerley, Your Editor
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