Normally, I’m all for subscription services, but I’m unimpressed with Kindle Unlimited for a couple of reasons.
As a reader, it doesn’t impress me because a great many of the books I want to read won’t be available. That’s the fault of big publishers, who won’t put their books in the program. As a writer, I am NOT going to sign a contract to sell my books exclusively with Amazon. I want my books in as many venues as possible.
Hmmm… I wonder if Amazon is demanding that the big publishers sell exclusively with them, and that’s why the publishers won’t enroll their books?
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I’m with you on this. The biggest red flag for me is offering it only to those who are in KDP Select, and I’m not a big fan of that service either.
I would have liked to enroll, but I won’t do it if it means I have to take my book down from B&N, iBooks, etc.
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