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Being an Indie Writer I find, like many others, the most important task besides writing and self-publishing your work, is marketing your product.
Earlier tonight I checked the blog sites of my distributors and upon opening my Smashwords account, was pleasantly surprised to find a sum of money contributed from sales through Barnes & Noble and Sony (Apple).
I then quickly visited my Amazon account to check what movement, if any had happened through them. As usual, only a small number of books had been sold.
For some reason I am unable to crack into the potential market of Amazon, as easily as I have with other book distributors.
I have come to the conclusion through watching the impact of books released by other authors in my category and genre, that Amazon seem to prefer their authors have a publishing company backing them and/ or an agent to help with distribution and marketing.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Amazon, but I am posting this post with the intention of asking other authors if they have had a similar experience with sales through Amazon? And, if so, would you mind sharing your experience?
You may also have a secret to share, about how you achieved any positive outcomes using Amazon as your distributor? If so, please leave a comment below or send me a personal email using the email list below:
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I hope some of you have an answer.