I do have issues with Amazon on a number of fronts including their reviewing criteria and oversight and also their treatment of Indies who are not affiliated into one of their Kindle programmes. I have no problem paying commission to a book seller but recently they hiked that for non-Kindle book authors which is I consider to be unfair.
There is quite a bit of benefits thought to not being affiliated to Kindle in as much as it offers me a great deal more freedom about where I do sell my books and how I share them. This includes having my own selling site where I can offer my books at a much reduced cost because there is no sales tax, VAT or commission.
We often get asked by the authors we work with if they should be listed on Smashwords. The answer is yes, because unlike Amazon, which might…
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