After publishing via smashwords, I have been hoping to secure the illusive premium status, which will allow my book to sell via Apple and Barnes & Noble, etc...today I think I discovered what I had done wrong. So, I will keep my fingers crossed and hope it will get accepted soon.
I have to admit that I debated publishing through Amazon as well,but I am confused. I don't want to sell via the KDP scheme. I self-published to maintain control, not to lose it! Also, I think I need to purchase an ISBN number (even though it says it is optional - can anyone clarify this point?) which is $100. So, again, why would I want to do this when I get one for free at Smashbooks?
Also, you can download onto any media via smashwords - you can only download to Kindle via Amazon. Is this true? Again, does this smell of monopoly to you?
I guess if all I cared about was sales, Amazon is the place to be? Or, is it?
I think more people will have an ipad as they see what an excellent tool it is. And personally, I love to read books on it. It's bigger, better and clearer. Then again I recently bought a Kobo and again was surprised at how easy it was. WiFi enabled, with access to the internet at £75 - a bargain. So, why would you buy a kindle at over £100?
Am I missing the point?
Anyway, add comments to my musings and have an excellent weekend...