Friday, January 13, 2012

Question du Jour

Well I really don't have 1.  I'm in a quandary that some of you may have now and some may have later.  Or maybe by later it will be so obvious that it won't present a dilemma.

In one corner, wrestling fans, we have that Dr. Evil, the Great Vacuum, the Astounding Absorber of all things  And in the other corner we have Barnes & Noble, the great pipe smokers, the professoriat wearing lather patches on their frayed herringbone jackets.  Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding.  Let the match begin!

The fake professor doesn't have a chance.  It's not lean and mean, it's not moving and positioning for the attack, it's just sitting there expecting the fans to come out of the cheap seats and save them.

BN does nothing to help the author/publisher promote their indie books.  Of course neither did Amazon and what they're doing now is no big deal either.  But it's something.  As the market is flooded with indie books, these companies must give us tools to promote our work.  For criminey sake, it will sell more books.  They're hardly doing us an altruistic favor by helping us sell more books.  They're making money.

So do I stay or do I go.

What are the benefits to staying with BN?  I only have a handful of books doing well there.  It doesn't seem logical to keep the others there when I can get the measly 5 freebie days at Amazon.

So that's why I'm removing Blue Raja from BN this week and giving it a freebie weekend at Kindle.  It won't be the last.

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