I’m posting this for those who like to keep track of what’s going on in the publishing world. It somewhat affects me, since my Smashwords-published e-books are distributed to Flipkart. Although…looking at my sales page, I see that I’ve not sold one story via Flipkart. I will, though, miss the potential of sales from that outlet.
Smashwords founder Mark Coker believes this event is a victory for Amazon and a continuation of the erosion for the indie authors’ future options. Read his blog post…
|Smashwords and Flipkart to End Distribution Relationship – Amazon Scores Victory|
…and draw your own conclusion.
As I’ve said before, I like the potential of many outlets for my stories. While Flipkart’s inability to follow through with their contractual agreement removes one of those potential outlets from my field of play, I’m concerned there will be many more potential markets taken away from me…and other indie authors just like me.