More and more authors are pulling e-books out of Kindle Select and "going wide." Here's why.
I will usually list an item lower than on any vendor, excluding when they're on sale. So, you save money, and even still, I make more—my profits go up when I cut out the corporations, especially on audiobooks.
Now, I understand that you'll have to pay for shipping on paperbacks when you you might not have had to through Amazon Prime. I will never begrudge you for saving your money! I appreciate any sale, anywhere, and I don't take you for granted!
Your books will be delivered immediately and automatically via an email from BookFunnel. Make sure you keep an eye on your Spam or Promotions folder! And it will be going to the email that you used for the purchase process.
The BookFunnel app is the easiest way! It is Free and extremely user frinedly!
You can also stream them with the BookFunnel cloud player of with DRM-free MP3 downloads; or on any MP3 playing device; or stream it on your computer's browser!
But the process you should find successful is to login to their website with the same email you used to make the purchase. This will lead you to your "library." (my.bookfunnel.com)
But the odds are great that your purchase will go fine. BookFunnel is at the top of file delivery services for independent authors!
One cool perk is that you will have a copy in there forever!
BookFunnel will have multiple epub files, along with a pdf and mobi file, to ensure you have one that works. If you are using an old phone, tablet, or computer, you may need to give them that data so they can search for compatiblity.
"Going wide" is an indie author term specific to selling e-books on multiple retailers, our own websites, or even just giving one away in exchange for someone joining their newsletter.
Kindle Select is a few things, but primarily it is a program for high-volume readers to "rent" books for a monthly fee, similar to watching as many movies and shows as you want to on Netflix or Hulu. The problem for authors in that program is that it is a 90-day exclusive contract. We're not allowed to distribute more than 10% of the book while it is in Select—not even to give it away!
This exclusivity is only for e-books. Authors are still allowed to distribute their paper books to any retailer. Audiobooks is a little harder to explain, as it depends on which service was used for creation.
I use BookVault for print-on-demand book printing. For US customers, your book should print and ship within 5 to 8 business days.
I truly appreciate your support. I get that shopping through me (paying for your shipping) is a hair pricier than buying my books thorugh Prime. But it enables me to offer the books a bit cheaper than on Amazon, separate myself from being so dependent on them, and make a higher profit.