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Saurav kumar

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Which is the best site for selling ebooks except amazon
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Which is the best site for selling ebooks except amazon kdp?
writerbn

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017 4:42 AM   in response to: Saurav kumar in response to: Saurav kumar
 
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Saurav kumar wrote:
Which is the best site for selling ebooks except amazon kdp?
Depends on your book and your target audience. For me, Goo*gle Play accounts for the biggest chunk of my non-KDP sales, with most of it being international.
serenityvalley

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KDP is my second biggest money maker at this point. The top sales platform for me is Nook Press.
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Saurav kumar wrote:
Which is the best site for selling ebooks except amazon kdp?

Or you could pose your question in another forum, one not freely provided by KDP for writers publishing on its no-cost platform.
Notjohn

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Posted: Aug 13, 2017 12:48 PM   in response to: Saurav kumar in response to: Saurav kumar
 
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For me, it's a toss-up. One month it's Barnes & Noble in the lead, the next month it's Apple.

B&N of course is only in the US market. Apple is especially strong in countries where Amazon doesn't have a Kindle store. And Kobo, the third-ranking seller (for me anyhow) is strong in Canada.

There are many countries in which Amazon has little or no presence -- including China, funnily enough.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Taylor

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Posted: Aug 14, 2017 4:15 AM   in response to: Saurav kumar in response to: Saurav kumar
 
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Xinxii.com a German distributor, it even distributes to amazon. Most of its readers are Geman but then English is international. They distribute ebooks to B&N. Apple. Google and so on. It's better than no sales at all. Best of luck.
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Posted: Aug 14, 2017 7:30 AM   in response to: Saurav kumar in response to: Saurav kumar
 
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Nook, without doubt.

Apple is better this year.

Then there is Tolino for non english books, french, italian.
Notjohn

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Note that when people say "Nook," they're talking about B&N.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Moshe Ben-Or

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Posted: Aug 14, 2017 10:39 AM   in response to: serenityvalley in response to: serenityvalley
 
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KDP is my second biggest money maker at this point. The top sales platform for me is Nook Press.

What's your ad platform for Nook Press, out of curiosity? Do they have some equivalent of AMS?
jm14

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Posted: Aug 14, 2017 4:54 PM   in response to: Saurav kumar in response to: Saurav kumar
 
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For me, iBooks is my next best producer after Amazon.
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iBooks is my next best producer after Amazon

I'm glad to hear you say that. Hitch, who has a large stable of authors, reports that the consensus is that Apple is a trivial player, but that has not been my experience. It's ahead of B&N as often as it's behind, in numbers of books sold, but over the course of a year it earns me considerably more money. Perhaps it doesn't play the freebie game? (I have two teasers for free.) I've never checked.

Good luck! -- NJ

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writerbn

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Re: Which is the best site for selling ebooks except amazon
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 5:01 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn wrote:
Perhaps it doesn't play the freebie game? (I have two teasers for free.) I've never checked.
Nope, iBooks does allow freebies (I rotate through a couple of free short stories each month), as does B&N/Nook, Kobo, and Goo*gle Play. What's different about them is they have a much higher conversion rate to paid sales, as compared to KDP, at least for my books.
serenityvalley

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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 8:55 AM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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Most people concentrate on marketing KDP books. While I still market my KDP stuff, I started concentrating on my B&N stories and it has paid off thus far. I make sure that all of my work is connected with links (both in eBooks and on my website) and I have a pretty broad read on social media. Twitter is my #1 source of marketing. Best of all, it's free.
Melanie A. Foster

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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 8:17 PM   in response to: serenityvalley in response to: serenityvalley
 
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Hello!

I am new to this so forgive me if the question is redundant.

Do those of you who sell on various websites publish the same book on all of them?
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Aug 15, 2017 8:54 PM   in response to: Melanie A. Foster in response to: Melanie A. Foster
 
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Melanie A. Foster wrote:
I am new to this so forgive me if the question is redundant.
Do those of you who sell on various websites publish the same book on all of them?

Yes, they do EXCEPT for an ebook that is in the Kindle Select Program.
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