In my email today was a letter from Amazon asking for tax details, they said if I couldn't give them the details by October, my books wouldn't be for sale there.
I say-"Roll on, October!"
Why is this an empty threat to me?
At the ridiculous price I have to charge to get a sale-$0.30c a book-I might as well give the work away.
To make any money I need to clear $10 in a month, which means I need 30 sales-hell I haven't even had a 10 sale month in two years. I have made about the required monthly sales in two years on Amazon.
I might lose the coverage which Amazon gives, or will I? Amazon is a huge market place of which books are a small section and my portion is tiny-what chance do I have?
I reach far more people on the blogs than on Amazon and I know these people are looking for me-if you go to a market for eggs, do you expect to buy shoes.
A jellyfish covers more area than a crab, but has far less substantial effect owing to its lack of form-better to be a crab than a jellyfish.
If they do cut me off, my books will transfer sales to Kobo or direct from me. If you buy from me, at least I will see the money and it won't go into a slush fund for some gigantic corporation.