An Update on Being “Wide”

For those following along at home, I’ve been selling Space Rogues “Wide” since the middle-ish of last year. There’s a myriad reasons, but mostly I dislike my eggs in one basket, and even more dislike the zero sum game that is Kindle Unlimited.

So, I’m wide. That means you can get the Space Rogues series on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Apple Books, and Google books. As well as in print anywhere you can request books (bookstores and libraries).

So, how’s that going?

My 2019 sales pie

Quite well actually. Amazon is of course still the bulk of my sales, but not all. This pie chart is 2019 only, because I’ve begun tracking my weekly sales in a spreadsheet, and calculating the breakdown sales by store weekly from that data.

Last week Amazon was 87%, at the time of this post, it’s 86% My hope is that Amazon falls to around 60%. Not because I hate them, I have a Kindle and love it. I also recognize that Amazon is getting close to a dangerous monopoly and I hate that, no matter who it is. So I want to support anyone who chooses to use another device/store to get their reading material.

I’m pretty excited to see this chart change weekly, and can’t wait to see what it looks like in December of this year.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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