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POINT OF VIEW: Gone Wide

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Last month, I talked about the pros and cons of “going wide” – selling my books through a bunch of vendors and venues instead of only Amazon.

Today, I’m finally there.

All of my books are available via Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. And all of them that are published via our press, Other Worlds Ink, are also available through Thalia, Vivlio, Payhip, and to bookstores and libraries via Ingram Spark.

So far, the results are encouraging. I’m seeing sales via Kobo and Barnes & Noble, and Amazon is holding its own. I’m even seeing some via iBooks.

But the bright, shining star is Ingram. I’ve actually sold more physical books these last couple months than eBooks. Yes, they’re returnable. So we’ll see how that works out. But I had a report of a sighting of two of QSF’s flash fiction titles at a bookstore in Kansas City, and someone wrote me this week after finding Fix the World at a bookstore in Gualala, California, a tiny town on the Northern Coast.

It’s exciting, this idea that my real books are heading out to the real world. It’s still a bit scary too, but on the balance, I’m thrilled I chose this course.

How will it end? I don’t know yet. But I’m excited to find out. You can see links to all of my books in all the places here!

To my writing friends, are you wide? If so, are you happy with it? If not, why not?

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