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If You Wrote a Book…

… would you give it away for free to share your message or your story?

We are always looking for ways to support new and experienced Authors, here at www.Free-eBooks.net.

While some authors are hesitant to post their work for free, others are enjoying the prestige, exposure and other benefits from being featured in front of our huge, online audience. Many writers and budding scribes love this type of low-cost and no-cost marketing technique to promote their books around the world.

We’d like to hear more from you, if you are an author, or thinking about being one,

How Do Authors Get Paid?

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

eBooks and the constant fight for grammar and spelling perfection

On Free-eBooks.net, our readers often comment that the spelling and grammar errors in books are far more than annoying – sometimes it is positively off-putting. In fact, there have been comments that the number of spelling and grammatical errors have dissuaded many a reader from even finishing a book.

The problem

As I understand the print publishing industry, books are proofed by a team of editors and/or proofreaders who are usually adept at finding the spelling and grammatical errors. But I am willing to bet that the expenses that these teams incur is part of what made

How to Write?

Many, many people dream about writing a book. The last statistic that we saw was 82% of people dream about publishing some kind of work. Our sponsor www.Free-eBooks.net has helped that dream become a reality for thousands of authors.

It’s easier than you think to turn this dream into a reality if you know where to start. The first thing we suggest is to get organized. By organizing your thoughts the process seems less daunting and can allow ideas to flow into a structured outline you can write from.

If you are writing for the first time beginning

eBookEnvy.com Author Interview Series – Jeanette Cooper

This week, we interview Jeanette Cooper, author of Desperate Choices:

eBookEnvy: Tell us a little about you, your writing, your passions

Jeanette Cooper: Like most young girls during my youth, my first writing experience began with diary writing. I kept a diary and wrote daily in it. It was my private world of thoughts—or at least I thought so until I discovered my siblings invading my privacy and reading everything I wrote. I was so upset, I destroyed my diary and not long after that, I began writing simple childish stories about things that I