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Friday, January 30, 2015

What's good and bad about Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing program: Part 2

I recently received this message in regards to an old post of mine entitled, What's good and bad about Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing  program. A person named C.B. from wrote:
     "Thank you for this review. I am looking to publish Wicked Soul Ascension soon and wasn't sure where to go. Knowing that I can't publish a digital copy elsewhere makes me concerned. I might look for other sights that allow me to use multiple sites. What sites, if any, do you use?
Cheers. .."

This was my response to C.B. I hope it helps any of you with the same question.

     "First of all let me apologize for not answering your question sooner. My wife has been sick; in fact she came home from the hospital just yesterday.

I recently ran into some trouble with Amazon which might help you decide where to publish your book. Amazon recently notified me that Confessions of an Internet Pornographer was being sold on Barnes and Noble’s website. They gave me 5 days to get it off the B&N site, or they would kick me off the KDP program. My title would still be sold for the Kindle, but out of the KDP program.

Unfortunately, I could not retrieve my password for B&N in time, and missed their deadline. Sure enough, my novel is no longer part of the KDP library. So they are not kidding when they say they want exclusivity.

I look at it as a win and a loss. The loss, I can’t give away the book on Amazon anymore, and my New Year’s Eve give-away went pretty well. The win, it’s now available to NOOK readers and a wider reading audience. I’ve decided NOT to stop selling the book with Barnes and Nobles at this time. I like having my book available to more people. Luckily if you get thrown out of the KDP program they will let you back in, if you stop selling your book anywhere else of course. So when I want to do another give-away, or a special promotion on Amazon, I will join the program again, just not in the near future. Bye the way, I do not sell my book, that I know of, on any other web site besides Amazon and B&N.

I hope I have answered your question. Good luck with Wicked Soul Ascension, it sounds epic. I be looking for it on the NY Times best seller list!"


Monday, December 29, 2014

California artist: Ernesto Yerena Montejano.

Just learned about this great California artist:
Ernesto Yerena Montejano.

Don't forget, my book is FREE on Amazon 
New Year's Eve and day!