I frequently walk past a Barnes and Noble. Sometimes I think it would be cool to see my books sitting on a shelf inside that store, just waiting to be picked up.
Then I think about the raffle that I recently held. One of the entries required answering a question. The question I asked was, “Where do you look for book suggestions?” The answers were varied, but the most frequent response I got was Amazon. This was confirmation to me that Amazon is changing the way that people look for and buy books.
So even though I can’t walk into Amazon off the street and see my book on a shelf, I am very happy that I can go to Amazon.com and see my books anytime. I don’t have to worry about the store being closed or it running out of my books. In one month, I sold more than 1,000 copies of my ebooks. I’m pretty sure the store wouldn’t have had that many copies on hand.
With all that being said, I have no regrets about selling exclusively with Amazon, or buying books exclusively from Amazon.