I've been doing some soul searching at chez Scott about Kindle Unlimited. Now don't get me wrong I'm so against KU – I've been around quite a few years and I have a loyal group of people who read me in ePub or PDF. I resolved to put all my new books wide, meaning Mobi, ePub or PDF, and I have nearly everything out there available in all formats.
We publish direct at Kobo and Amazon, and use an aggregator for everything else (Smashwords).
There was also ARe, which accounted for maybe 1/10th of my sales quarterly (or at least it used to until Autumn last year when sales began to drop there and rise instead at other places).
So where will the ARe buyers go?
I decided to look at the last four ARe reports and the file types bought and to demonstrate a couple of things I will be completely transparent about my ARe % sales…