Ingram vs Amazon. When I started writing books and considered where to distribute them, I am sure I researched this question and went with Amazon.
Well, now that I have researched the pros and cons, I remember that Ingram requires an ISBN, which costs $125. Ingram will only allow you to upload one manuscript at $49. If you have any errors or need to upload another manuscript. Guess what? It costs, $49. I suppose that makes me a cheapskate. Cheap, cheap, cheap.
That is why I went with KDP.
This next collection will also go on Amazon and Smashwords and Apple Books. I made the mistake of putting my first four books exclusively on Amazon, so they would be part of a Kindle Unlimited program. My books are low-priced enough that if people want to buy them, they will.
If I could make enough money, I am sure I would post them on Ingram. That time, is not now, sadly.
I am working harder at writing and copy editing. I know I am getting better at what I do, but I'm not going to throw away $200 until I have a wider reader base. I think for now, I'll just focus on revising my novel and getting it ready for Pitch Wars.
All this to say, I will not have a hard copy for my next book, Not Your Abuelita's Folktales. (Now, if sales pick up, I may be singing a different story.)
On another cheap note, I am still reformatting my ebooks for an Easter giveaway. I was going to give them all away, but I am going to give away the ones I redesign. Thus far, that is only The Long Walk. I hope the get La Bruja in the Orchard redone and work up from their.
Never stop writing! Never surrender! #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,