Well, I buckled under and enrolled a book in KDP Select, after pulling out and swearing I'd never do it again. I tried to stay away, I really did.
But the book's sales on iTunes and B&N were less than stellar, so I can afford a 90 day hiatus to see if a free promo would punch up the sales numbers on the other book in the series. The free(down)loaders wouldn't buy the book normally anyway, so I don't feel I'm robbing myself of customers.
And I'm enjoying refreshing the report page periodically and watching the numbers climb. It's a drug, I tell you. And they have me hooked.
If you're not in prime, there's really no good reason not to hit all the other sites through smashwords....other than their price changing. I've noticed that some authors are seeing increased sales at Apple.
B&N is really troblesome to me. One would think that sales would at least have some relationship to Amazon but i just haven't seen it.
I would suggest you hit a new genre, something different and see what happens. A chatracter with absolutly no morals or sensitivity would be a good target. Readers just love when a villian gets their come uppance.
You're a talented writer. I think you can makie an impact with sereral different genres. Just sayin.....
saxon, ikr? there is no correlation b/t Nook and Kindle at all. its insane. in the year i've been selling books, i've been on both sites. B&N sloshed along at 1/2 of what kindle was doing, and now it flipped. amazon is lacking. sales issues: amazon's had major site issues this week which has screwed with sales. but B&N website is HORRIBLE. i don't know where stuff is going. kdp select threw a wrench in the market. i think the christmas rush that should have been there wasn't, b/c of the massive amount of free books on the market. i had that rush on B&N. it helped my rankings and my stuff has been sitting pretty over there ever since. not sure what to do with amazon. its depressing to see my titles on amazon slip so far from last years projections.