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    Has anyone else not published with Amazon and have been okay with sales?

    Discussion in 'Marketing' started by XLadyX, Aug 8, 2016.

    I don't like the way Amazon handles things whenever something happens with publishing, so I'm trying to stay away from there after what recently happened. That's the only place I seem to get "bad" reviews from. Everywhere else I publish I seem to be fine. When I posted this in another writer's group, some people think I should still publish my books on Amazon.

    What do you think? Do you publish with Amazon?

    I'm trying to use Draft 2 Digital and the platforms they have on there and there's still Smashwords.

    With or without Amazon does it make a difference?

    I just can't count on the executive relations there to handle something whenever an obvious spiteful review occurs. I don't mind if someone makes a bad review because they didn't like my stories -- as long as it's genuine. However the only bad reviews I seem to be getting were from my "competition."

    tl;dr I don't want to publish at Amazon anymore due to what previously happened. Does everyone publish with KDP Publishing and Create Space or do you use other platforms or both?
     
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    The vast majority of my sales from self-published work come from Amazon. It dwarfs the other markets where I've listed items. I've seen similar results with other self-published authors. There are other considerations apart from sales, but from a purely sales perspective Amazon is the behemoth in the marketplace and it doesn't make sense to skip them.
     

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