While I scoured my reader items for more news on the Amazon.com announcement being greatly anticipated tomorrow (September 28, 2011), I found an article written by Sam Harris, author of Letter to a Christian Nation and Lying. I can’t do justice to his article by attempting to summarize here, but early in the article he states that “audiences now expect their digital content to be free” and I take special issue with that statement.
The key word in that sentence would be “now”. I don’t necessarily agree that it is a new concept. I think the
In the traditional publishing model authors can get paid in two ways, either a flat fee (a onetime lump sum) or on a percentage, or royalty, of each book sold. Then there is the increasing popularity of self-publishing. Here we’ll outline the differences.
When working with a publisher each contract will vary but there are common practices in the industry. Typically royalties for hardcover books are about 10% while 6%-8% can be expected for paperback. A new trend emerging is for publishers to pay authors based on net rather than the retail price of the book. A
You’ve put in the time, energy and effort to write your book, eBook, or article now what? Not getting the overwhelming response you were looking for?
Once you’ve got your book, article, or website ready it’s time to put it to work. Building credibility and expertise in the vast amount of resources out there on the internet can be a bit tricky. How do you show that you are different from your competitors? How do you get your target market to stop and listen to you with all the noise out there?
One of the best ways