by Penny Sansevieri
We’ve heard a lot about Amazon’s big new subscription service, which is essentially a way to read books (limited to ones enrolled in this program) for one monthly fee. You’re limited to ten books at a time, so if you want more, you’ll have to return a book or two and then the system will continue to let you add to your library.
People have asked me about results in this program, and so far I have to say that when it comes to nonfiction, I’m not terribly impressed. At least my nonfiction books aren’t doing great (and they sell well on Amazon in general). That, however, makes a lot of sense. Why? Because Kindle Unlimited (being a subscription service) speaks much more to the fiction reader—in particular the genre fiction reader—than it does to anyone else. Now this doesn’t mean that your book won’t do well there if you’ve written nonfiction, but the program really bodes well for the fiction crowd.
With that in mind, I started to do some experimenting with the system and here is what I found. [Read more…]