Ha I invented a word!
So just in case anyone notices and gets confused… although I suspect no-one will so never mind. Islands in the Sky is now called Islands, and has a fancy new cover, and is only on Amazon.
Only on Amazon because reasons.
Because I’m selling out. Because no-one was really reading it other places anyway, and I wanted to try the kindle unlimited thingy, since that maybe seems to be how people are starting to find new books to read. Maybe. So says the internets. Perhaps.
Because I’m wondering if people don’t actually read free ebooks any more, too, because there’s so many free books, so they just download freebies and then download more, so what they have just sits, forever. Says me. From watching what a couple of people who actually read do.
As in, someone who apparently had to empty their kindle because it was full of a year’s free stuff they never read.
Which is alarming, a bit, but also which makes me think simply being free isn’t enough to actually get read, any more, and books need to be somewhere that people kind of actively decide to look at them. If actively decide makes sense? So either on wattpad, where people are looking for things to read rather than to download. Because looking to read means they look now, but download means they go yay, a download, and then stop thinking about it and go and download something else. So that, or perhaps somewhere priced cheap-enough-to-take-a-risk, or with subscriptions like netflicks or spotify, or pretend-free like one-off trails coupons so the person who downloads it only downloads that one book, or has picked that book, and so has a reason to start reading right then. Rather than downloading ten more.
All of which makes me think maybe it’s better to be in kindle unlimited, so people actually actively pick the book and maybe actually try it, instead of just hoarding it forever.
But I’m trying. To see. And maybe will move other things into it. Perhaps. Because I need to be working out how to do all this selling and marketing stuff, because I suck at it, really. And so I need a plan!
So those reasons. And this is all probably more useful for other writers than people just reading, but I’ll actually say eventually if I work anything out.
That was all!