The book has been available for just under a month now, and in that time I’ve sold a grand total of 7 copies on Smashwords, which includes sales on Apple, Sony, Nook, Kobo, Barnes&Noble etc. And of those 7, I actually bought 4 of them as gifts or competition prizes for people! So, on all those outlets, I sold 3 to buyers.
And now, I’ve just noticed I must be selling some books via Amazon in countries like Ireland or Mexico where Amazon only give the author 35% royalties UNLESS THEY SELL THEIR BOOK EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON.
After doing the sums, and realizing I’ve sold more than 3 books in those countries through Amazon’s Kindle, I calculated it’s not worth it to carry on with Smashwords. So I’m going to sign up for Amazon’s Kindle Select program. This means Wolf’s Head will only be available on Kindle or paperback.
I would apologize to readers that don’t use Amazon, but from what I’m seeing, that’s almost NO-ONE!
I’d be interested to know what people think of this move, but, on this evidence, I really can’t see any reason NOT to go exclusively with Amazon.