"I don't mean to sound dense, Brooke, but I'm just not getting the math. And I'm not trying to challenge you on your position about Amazon, just trying to understand it better.
So Amazon takes 50% of ebook profits and the…"
"<<We pay them co-op money and a merchandising fee. What's left for the publisher and the author to split is actually really sad, and our breakdown is on a 20% to us and 80% to the author. In traditional publishing it's 25% to the…"
"Great post, Sara! When I ran for office, my least favorite day was when we shot all the campaign brochure photos: You know, friendly candidate with kids, with nurses, on the beach (see my on-line profile shot at left). We made the…"
"What a great blog, Brooke, and an interesting comment from Katherine. I'm by far no expert and am always tying to get my head around ebooks and their pricing. Here are points made by other writers that have stuck with me:
"Tracy, thanks for checking out my web site! I've been pretty aggressively marketing my book (even though I'm not finished with it yet!)...Been lucky to have chapters published in 9 anthologies and several literary journals. How…"
"It was my high school algebra teacher who taught me this lesson after overhearing me say I did my homework while laying in the sun. He said, "Kelly, only bad girls lay in the sun." Never made the mistake again!
"Tracy, congratulations! I look forward to following your publication path.
While writing my book proposal, Michael Larsen's How to Write a Book Proposal was invaluable. And a tip from Linda Joy Myers: Make it really, really…"
"Ellen, great post! I'd love to see more on SheWrites by authors who got really creative about sharing their books. So inspiring that you addressed Jewish groups and wrote articles to targeted audiences....I think sometimes authors…"
"At the risk of incurring the wrath of Kamy and everyone who commented on her post, I need to rant back: Kwitcherbitchin! and revel in gratitude at the abundant and creative opportunities you have at your fingertips to share your work with the…"
"After reading Fast Times in Palestine, I believe you'll conquer this new genre, Pamela! Among other things, you're a terrific storyteller. I look forward to reading your next book....I hope you enjoy the freedom fiction allows…"
"Maria, I totally agree with your post! In fact, I've posted the first chapter of my book on my web site as a free gift for my readers who sign up for a pre-publication discount. It's my way to thank my biggest supporters, build…"
"Done! Took seconds...Very important we each do this!
Mosey on over to my web site and sign in for your free gift -- an mp3 of me reading my book's first chapter about a beggar in…"
"I used to be a political consultant. I'd tell my clients: "The only thing you'll get in abundance during your campaign is free advice." Then, I ran for office myself and experienced just how true that…"
"Excellent post, Dee, and great responses in the comments section. I noticed in my own first novel (which I'm currently working on) that not only did I tend to "default" my new characters to white -- I also defaulted them to male! (I…"