I don’t know abut the rest of the writing world, but so far, I’m impressed. I don’t read like I used to because I don’t have enough time to read, but for under $10 there are an amazing number, over 600,000 and growing, of books from which to choose.
The last time I bought a granddaughter a paperback it was over $11. And really, I’m a serious sucker when it comes to children and reading. If one of my grandchildren wants a book, I’ll get it for her. I don’t buy games or movies, but I’ll buy them a book! My whole family knows that including nieces, nephews, and now grandnephews.
Kids who have their noses in books aren’t usually getting into trouble. They tend to have higher grades because of better reading skills, and in general just do better with life. But oh it can get expensive!
There were book clubs when my girls were little. They were each in two clubs. That cost added up quickly and often there was no choice in what was sent. Of course you could send back anything that you didn’t like, but it was a hassle. Now a family can spend $9.99 and have more books than ever. You can read a different book every night to your children, and if you are anything like me, I can read a book a day and if it’s short – two or more. No more expensive paperback books! Never has reading been so affordable!
So what has it done to my sales? Flattened them! But my books are still being bought through the Kindle Unlimited program. It’s a mixed bag for me. Kindle does pay me for the downloads, not much, but something. That’s my problem, not the Kindle Unlimited reader who is taking advantage of this great opportunity to read as much as they want.
In my attempt to try to find you a direct link to to sign up for their 30 day free trial- I signed myself up for 30 days! It was so easy! 🙂
Here’s how I did it. I went to my book A RANCHER’S WOMAN
See where it says:
|Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. Learn More|
Click on Learn More.
Now you’ll see a page with a picture and it says watch video. Well under that it says something about free trial. Yep, that’s what I clicked and I now have a free month of reading happiness! And you don’t need a Kindle – any Kindle app will work!
The author world is actually quite small. We know who writes what and who is good. I’m actually thinking about starting a reader review for books. A place where anyone can post their super favorite books. Maybe it will help everyone find some great books. But in the meantime, if you have a question, or want to know about a great sci-fi author or a good… ask!
And since I have a whole month of free shopping – guess where I’m headed! And don’t forget to pick up a few of my books!
Have you signed up for Kindle Unlimited? What do you think?