I'm wondering does anyone else have miserable luck with Amazon. As bad as Nook is - Amazon for me is much, much worse. I've suspected that if an author does not go along with KDP Select that you're dead in the water. Now I have to admit I'm not stellar at the promotion game, but up until a few months ago it didn't seem to matter with Nook (not that I'm a best seller by any means but there were consistent sales). So what is everyone else's luck with Amazon? (I do not use an aggregator).
Also FYI: I found the process of uploading to iBooks great - actual human beings ALWAYS answer the phone. However a month later my books don't even show up on the browse page of mysteries and thrillers - the explanation is something like - Apple randomly rotates what appears. So the only way to buy it there is if someone already knows what they are looking for.
No dealing with iBooks for me. I go through Smashwords.