Ok, I’ve decided to go with Amazon KDP Select instead of publishing through Smashwords distribution channels and Google Play. I was getting no sales whatsoever from the other retail sites and Google Play was just a joke. I have to have the books enrolled for 90 days, so after that I’ll decide what I want to do from there. Unfortunately, I can’t have the books for sale here on the website either as long as I’m enrolled in the program, but since I haven’t sold anything from here other than a few free copies, I don’t think that’ll matter too much. I need to get the series out there and this seems like about the best way to do it, for right now anyway.
So that’s what’s going on at the moment. If you still want to take advantage of the free copy of the first book after they’re no longer available here or on any of the other sites, I will be running a three day freebie after I get everything into select. Aside from that you can simply contact me through the contact page here if you want a free copy and I’d be happy to mail it to you.
Yes it’s a hassle and no I’m not sure it’s the right move, but I’ve read enough positive results that people have had that I’m willing to give it a shot. Like I said, I can always re-evaluate the situation in 90 days time.