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5 Reasons to Think Twice Before Publishing Your Book on Kindle Unlimited

Are you considering publishing your book on Kindle Unlimited (KU)? Hold on! Before you hit that "Publish" button, let's dive into why you might want to think twice about joining the KU bandwagon.


1. Payment Glitches Galore: Ever heard of the mysterious case of disappearing pages read? With KU, there's a glitchy software that might leave you scratching your head wondering where your hard-earned royalties went. Plus, selling your masterpiece for as little as $3? Your words are worth more than that!


2. The Unverified Review Trap: Picture this: someone downloads your book via KU, loves it, and wants to leave a glowing review. But wait, there's a catch! Those reviews won't bear the coveted "Verified Purchase" tag on Amazon. Why? Because most readers are clueless about the secret handshake required to get that tag.


3. The Trust Deficit: Unverified reviews? They're as common as typos in a first draft. And guess what? Readers aren't buying it—literally. With trust in reviews dwindling faster than a poorly plotted subplot, your book's reputation takes a hit.


4. Missing from the Bestseller Club: Ever noticed how the bestsellers rarely hang out on KU? There's a reason for that. If you want your book to be rubbing shoulders with the literary elite, it might be time to reconsider the exclusivity of KU.


5. Exclusivity Blues: Speaking of exclusivity, KU demands it like an overbearing editor. Say goodbye to the freedom of distributing your masterpiece across multiple platforms. With KU, it's a one-way ticket to exclusivity town.


So, before you jump headfirst into the KU vortex, take a moment to ponder. Is the allure of KU worth sacrificing your royalties, reviews, and distribution options? The choice is yours, dear author. Choose wisely.

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Guest
Mar 02

Thank you for the information. Kindle makes it easy to get your book published, but often that puts your book behind a million other titles.

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Guest
Mar 01

This is the first I have heard of this, and I have been publishing on KU for years. Thank you for the enlightening article. Learned much from it.

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Guest
Mar 01

It's true! Recently I decided not to proceed with KU!!

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Guest
Feb 29

I starting publishing on Amazon years ago after learning that the program was started to give writers a chance of having their works read without going through the hoops, so to speak, of becoming a client of a literary agent. As a result, I published the title: Slush Pile Inspector, on Amazon. Before that time, publishers accepted queries from writers, and when publishers were swamped they installed gatekeepers - literary agents. Requirements to be a literary agent do not exist. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CQUY5K 😀 Any legal means to present my books to the public are OK in my view, including KU.

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Guest
Feb 29

Thanks for the helpful article!

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