I'm a huge user of Amazon Prime. And even if I didn't use the benefits of Prime all year, it would earn its keep in one month at Christmas time. Am I right? We're a military family whose family lives far away. There's little I don't do on Amazon anymore. Especially since I'm not a huge Mall shopper or shopper in general.
Kindle Unlimited works the same. Pay for a subscription, read for free. [Sorta]
And, I've decided to put my books up exclusively on Amazon for a trial period.
Does it go against the grain? Yes. I don't like putting all my eggs in one basket, and I definitely don't like the monopoly Amazon is building. On the other hand, my books are reaching more readers at Amazon. The only other retailer who competes is Apple, but they are still not having the same results. I've read articles for...and against. And I think it's time to mix things up for Beth Rhodes Books.
I'm curious if you've become a subscriber. I haven't...yet. But I can see how it would be nice. "Like" reading for free. Paying per page, so that if you don't like a book, you can just stop without feeling like you've wasted money.
Don't forget. There's a $5 Amazon GC up for grabs this month on the newsletter list, so if you haven't signed up yet--do it now! And if you're a Facebook Junkie, you can also find me at Beth's Love Junkies for even more discussions and giveaways and whatnot. ;)
Have a great week!