Saturday, 27 April 2013
We've been patient, and worked at promoting as best we can on the site, but the fact is that stuff just isn't shifting on SW. In fact, all our SW sales combined to date wouldn't even equate to the sales of one book on Amazon over the same timeframe. As 'Getting books out there' is greater than 'Not getting books out there', we have, with immediate effect, removed all of our catalogue from SW and restored our Amazon KDP Select for every prose fiction title. We had wanted it to work out differently, but you'll never find out if the grass really is greener or not until you've jumped the fence.
Not only that, but all titles will be offered free between Sunday 28th, and the 2nd May. Despite the Kindlegate controversies and the fresh appeal of a new platform, the hard fact appears to be: books shift faster on Amazon, for better or for worse, and several of our titles will now be exclusive to that platform.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
This article: http://www.itpro.co.uk/security/19621/wordpress-botnet-attack-could-pave-way-larger-site-takedowns reminds us all to be ever-vigilant and avoid complacency at all costs, especially as more and more people are relying more than ever on their online services to conduct communications and business.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Many thanks to our followers and all our visitors, guest posters and commentators over the past few years.
We hope to be posting some new content before too long and in the meantime, here's to another 10k.
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