I spent some time this weekend surrounded by the cats, with my nose glued to the computer working on the new Black Velvet Seductions Website which has taken a back seat as I’ve finished edits on two projects that will be coming out soon. (More about them in an upcoming post – I promise!)
We decided quite some time back that when we rolled out the new website we would no longer sell books from the site. Instead the site would be a place where readers could learn about books and authors and where authors could learn about our guidelines before submitting manuscripts.
Once the decision not to sell books on the site was made the next decision became which sites do we link to for sales.
It’ll come as no surprise to those of you who read the blog regularly that I am an Amazon Kindle Fan. I buy 95% of the books I buy from Amazon. Most of the remaining 5% I buy from Audible, which is owned by Amazon. So of course I’d include an Amazon link.
Nook is another big player in the world of ebooks. Our sales through Barnes & Noble increase constantly. So it made sense to link to Barnes & Noble for our customers who buy books for their Nooks.
At that point my decision became a little more muddy. Smashwords? Kobo? Fictionwise? All Romance Ebooks? Somewhere else?
For now I elected to link to Smashwords and Kobo in addition to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. My decision was based primarily upon the fact that Smashwords carries a large number of formats so most readers would be able to find a format that works for them. I chose Kobo because I generally like their site and because they sell internationally and we want our books to be available to readers worldwide.
So…would you have made the same decision? A different one? Which book sites would you link to and why? Where do you prefer to buy books and what makes those sites your preferred places to shop for books?
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