Thanks to Chris McMullen for this interesting post. I’ve tried publishing without going through KU and also with KU. I find that I sell more books if they are registered with Kindle Unlimited. However, for the best of both worlds, I publish about half with KU and half without. Therefore if readers on sites other than Amazon see my books and read my total list of publications inside the front covers, then they’ll realise there’s more books available and then might hopefully look on Amazon. That’s my theory anyway!


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Years ago, Amazon introduced KDP Select to authors who publish with Kindle Direct Publishing.

The idea was to create a huge library of Kindle eBooks from which select customers could borrow books for free. Authors are paid a royalty, but not the same royalty as for an ordinary paid sale.

Although the nature of KDP Select has changed over the years, the program has grown tremendously.

Let’s reevaluate the KDP Select decision. Is enrolling your book in KDP Select worth it?

There really is only a single drawback to enrolling a book in KDP Select, but it’s a big one: You’re not allowed to publish the digital version of your book anywhere else (like Smashwords, Nook, or Kobo) while your book is enrolled in KDP Select.

It’s also an important decision because it comes with a commitment. If you change your mind, you…

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