This question has hit my inbox three times already:
Q. What do you think about Kindle Unlimited? Should I sign up?
A. At this point, I have the luxury of hanging back and watching others do all the nitpicking and speculating.
Have I rushed to sign up for a trial? No.
Will I sign up for a trial? Maybe to explore a reader’s experience of the service, but it’s not a service I myself would use. My TBR pile is ginormous enough the way it is, thank you very much.
From a supplier standpoint, I don’t know. I have never experimented with Kindle Select (a requirement to ‘get into’ Kindle Unlimited). I’ve considered pulling the Calais County titles from other retailers to enter them into KS, but have never actually done it, and feel no urgency to do so.
So… No opinion, as yet. I’ll keep my ‘wait and see’ stance until we’ve all seen something from both a consumer and supplier standpoint.
Hey, everybody! I hope you’re all having a great weekend.
This is a note to let you know that I will be out of touch for a couple days. I’ve got a family thing happening. Nothing too serious, just parents who require a little extra help right now, so I will be non-communicado for a bit.
I’ll be able to keep an eye on email, but anything else (like the blog, Facebook, Twitter and retailers) will have to go ignored until I’m back in town.
If you haven’t noticed yet, starting with last weekend’s sale, I’ve made some pretty drastic changes to the Meg Silver pricing structure. Because I’ve been a long-time reader and long-time gamer, I know how it feels to see prices drop when I’ve paid premium prices for certain products.
It sucks. I hate it, and I’ve put off these changes for half a year to avoid upsetting my readers who’ve stuck with me for a long, long time.
HOWEVER — comma… there’s a simple explanation for why I’m caving in on the changes. Put succinctly, the rise to 2.99 per title works for some authors. I gave it a good faith effort, and it just plain hasn’t had the benefits other authors enjoy from that price point.
In fact, right now the Meg Silver brand is in what I call the Amazon Spiral where there are few views, few sales, almost-zero reviews, all of which kill a brand when it comes to the Amazon algorithms — “also boughts” don’t happen, the titles never reach new eyes, it’s just a slow painful death of zero visibility.
Changing the price-point might or might not help. We’ll see what happens. I just didn’t want to make these changes without any explanation and leave people wondering what the heck was going on.
Wish us luck, and as always, thank you so much for your support.
The contest/giveaway mailing list just wrapped up a rack card giveaway. Lots of you will have goodies coming your way this week. Watch the mail for them; a couple of you had address issues, so please check your inboxes as well.
In other news, we’ve pushed back the dreaded move. That collective sigh of relief you heard came from my children. Maybe not so much from me, but…
In still other news, it turns out hand sanitizer takes pine sap out of long hair; a much better alternative to scissors, if you ask me.
Enjoy your day! Off to revise, then it’s back to the dentist and the weekly provision run. Coffee, don’t fail me now…