Going Wide Wednesday: Exclusivity vs Going Wide #WriterWednesday #WW #KDPSelect #Wide #Exclusive #IARTG

Author April L Wood


After months of debating exclusivity versus going wide, I’ve chosen to have my books listed with all of the major ebook vendors. To some this may seem an obvious choice — why would someone want to put all their eggs in one basket? Let’s discuss the benefits of both because there definitely are good reasons to remain exclusive.

Pros of Exclusivity

Exclusivity with one retailer like Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited has its benefits. For one, if you are starting out, it’s less overwhelming to have your book listed with one ebook vendor. Plus, you get lots of perks with KDP Select, such as Kindle Countdown Deals, and the ability to mark your book for free for a period of five days (this is especially helpful if you have a book series and you want to hook new readers).

Cons of Exclusivity

Exclusivity with one retailer, like KDP Select, means you…

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