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Comparing Smashwords and Amazon

I’ve had Dark Season: The Last Vampire and Love Stories? Erotic Short Stories For Women up on both Amazon and Smashwords for a few days now, and that’s long enough for me to notice a few things about them.

Dark Season first. On Amazon, I’ve sold 9 copies, while on Smashwords – where the book is free – it’s been downloaded by 125 people.

Then there’s Love Stories?, which has been sold twice on Amazon and has been downloaded 441 times on Smashwords.

In other words, Dark Season is more popular than Love Stories? on Amazon, while the reverse is true on Smashwords. It’s a little early to undertand why this is. But I’ve also noticed that so far I’ve received no reviews on Amazon, whereas Dark Season has received two reviews on Smashwords.