Today is isn’t the big day I thought it would be, but it is a big day for my books. For the last six and a half years, my book series, The Cassie Morgan Series, has been a part of Kindle Unlimited.
If you’re not familiar with Kindle Unlimited, it’s a program from Amazon where you pay $9.99 a month and get unlimited access to every book in the library for no additional cost. I’m a part of it as a reader and it’s a great way to read a lot of new books.
The kicker is, as an author, if your book is in Kindle Unlimited, it can’t be anywhere else. It’s an exclusive agreement. It’s great for authors just starting out, since so many readers are on Kindle more than anywhere else. The Cassie Morgan Series has been in Kindle Unlimited since the first book came out. That’s a long time. However, with that exclusivity, that meant there were people who couldn’t read Cassie Morgan.
Earlier this year, while I was taking Publish and Thrive by Sarra Cannon, she talked a lot about going exclusive with Kindle or going “wide” and selling your books on other platforms – like Nook, Apple, and Kobo, to name a few.
For someone who wants to write full-time at some point, it makes more sense to go wide now, especially before the next book comes out. If I want to be a serious author, I have to take my book seriously and give them every chance to make it. More platforms mean more possibilities to be seen. I hope. This also means that when Justice and Lies does finally come out, it’ll be my first book to ever launch wide! Making moves!
I hope by this point y’all have all read the books, but if you would like to share from your favorite platform, you can do so with these links.