25 December 2019, Kindle Unlimited Regression

After giving this either way too much thought or not nearly enough, I'm regressing the electric versions of my books all the way back down to Kindle Unlimited. I know. I know. This should go the other way. You wait six months—more or less—and then you expand the electric books to include all the big names that will have you. You do not take all of your books across all electric media that'll have you and toss them to the curb.

So I've either come to my senses or I haven't. It's one of those.

Well, it is very simple really. Nobody is buying electric copies of my books across all those various media that'll have me, and I should be doing what little and far-in-between things I can to make them available. Naturally, I thought that would mean getting them onto multiple platforms. These days, I'm thinking the opposite.

If my electric books are only available on Amazon, then they are eligible for Kindle Unlimited, and if they are Kindle Unlimited, then people who have subscribed to that particular service can just click-n-read without paying the four bucks or whatever to do so.

So yeah, I don't actually know if this is a good idea or not, but it is what's been going through my mind. I'm using the philosophy that it was just ego on my part that the books needed to be available across all of those different electric media when clearly they do not.

Besides, Apple's system for making crap available on iBooks is just a major pain in the buttocks. I sear, it is like they are going out of their way to make the system as painfully user-unfriendly as possible. You have to install an extra Java thing on your Mac that they can't be bothered to tell you that you need, and it just gets more painful from there.

And let's not even get into the fact that you can only upload your book content from a Mac. That's just—ugh—yeah, let's not get into it.

So yeah, I am not going to miss fighting with Apple's craptastick system.

And if you've got Kindle Unlimited, score.

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