My Books

I’ve admitted defeat. I’ve now spent too long trying to find a platform for my print on demand books that doesn’t use Amazon and I just don’t have the time to faff around with it for any longer. Consequently I’ve put them back up on there.

20 thoughts on “My Books

  1. John Bainbridge

    The brutal truth is that, if you want to actually sell books, you have no choice but to use Amazon, which is why 99% of mainstream publishers do. We tried Kobo for a while and had very few sales.

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      1. John Bainbridge

        Sadly, in this unpleasant century, it’s biting the bullet time, having to deal with corporations, energy and water companies, supermarket chains etc. that it would be nicer to not have anything to do with.

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  2. My Dear Mick, am finding that not just my body, but my brain is also slowing down. Yet am taking every new day given to me to be not just an opportunity, but a duty to complete my novel; in which I have progressed from 90 to about 91% now. Share with You that these are Compulsions! …Have asked one of my nephews to see to its publication, which, hopefully, will be done on, …You said it, Amazon. …Wish You All the best, and Regards.

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  3. I’m really sorry to hear this, Mick. However, I can’t say I’m surprised. Amazon is the second biggest retailer in the world, only beaten to first place by Walmart. You probably stand a better chance of selling more books on Amazon than anywhere else, as you have realised. I hate putting my meagre funds Amazon’s way and would rather support an independent trader, but this is nigh on impossible in this day and age. I usually don’t have any other choice but to use Amazon, as I can’t travel to an alternative store, can’t carry large items home without a car, and can’t find the availability of so many items elsewhere. Because of my eco-principles, I find it difficult to come to terms with this, but what else can we do? I really do hope you manage to get a decent amount of sales now that you’re back selling on Amazon. Take care, Mick … Ellie 🦒

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    1. You’re absolutely right, Ellie. I’m genuinely not worried about selling the maximum number of books, I just want a platform where they’re available to the few people who might be interested. Finding one that doesn’t automatically sell through Amazon seems painfully difficult, though. And I certainly appreciate the reasons you mention that makes them genuinely very convenient to people.

      Such is life.

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