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Monday, July 6, 2015


I've put up a few posts from authors about the changes in Kindle Unlimited. For the most part, they have been negative. The comments from other authors to the posts have gone both ways. So, we don't appear to have a solid consensus. No problem. We don't all have to agree on everything.

Armand Rosamilia has his own unique take on the issue. I'm posting his for two reasons. Number one, it makes sense. Number two, Armand is consistently one of the top authors on Amazon in the horror genre. Obviously, he knows a bit about the business. I have only included a snippet about what he says below. Hit the link above and read the entire post.

There comes a time when an author has to become savvy about the business end of the industry. I think you will find this post to be helpful. I do.

Blaze McRob

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My, us authors are an impatient lot. Over and over.
With the new change in Kindle Unlimited, I’ve seen some horrific comments on Facebook about how Amazon is going to kill their sales, and they aren’t author-friendly, and blah blah blah…
Amazon is a business. They are in the business of making money, not pandering to an indie author making them $50 in sales a month. Get real. If you want to jump ship and never use Amazon again, so be it… but there isn’t a viable alternative. I’m sure someone will jump up and ‘brag’ they sell more on SmashWords or Kobo or some other portal, but you’re a rare author indeed. The last time someone shouted about it I found out they sold about $100 a month on Kobo and $75 on Amazon. Under $200 in sales a month is not a career to me. It’s a fun hobby and it gets you beer money. Or coffee.
Everyone calm the f**k down and let’s see how this plays out. We’re 15 hours into it and already authors are bitching. I saw a guy complain he lost $2.10 in sales from last night because it reset. Seriously? Somebody buy him a cup of coffee he lost. I really hope you don’t miss a million dollars in sales this month by those two bucks…

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