Taking a Break From the Nook

Most of Don’t Die Early’s sales are the printed book. I think this is because there’s so much information in Don’t Die Early that people like referring back to it over and over. As one Amazon reviewer stated:

This is a terrific book. I have read a lot of the books this author cites. The book is well organized and the appendices are some of the best sections. I want to share this with my family‚Ķ I bought the Kindle edition, but I am buying the paperback one so I can highlight and bookmark it and leave it “lying around” for curious people to pick up.

Trailing printed sales are Kindle and lagging far behind Kindle is the Nook, which is about 10% of the Kindle sales.

Because the overwhelming number of Don’t Die Early’s electronic sales are on the Kindle, I’ve decided to suspend the Nook version for a period of 90 days so that I can try the Kindle Select program, which includes the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Because Kindle Select requires that I publish ebooks exclusivity with Amazon, during this 90-day period, Don’t Die Early will not be available for download from Barnes and Noble. It will, of course, still be available in printed version from Amazon.

If tons of potential Nook readers are inconvenienced or if the Kindle Select program is not as cool as Amazon says it will be, I’ll resume Nook sales in 90 days.


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