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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, The Media and You?

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

Booktrack™ – sound and musical effects for eBooks?

Last week saw the launch of a new company called Booktrack™. Their claim to fame is that they will publish your eBook to the accompaniment of music and/or sound effects … which may or may not be enticing for eBook readers.

Imagination vs forced aural effects?

Come now! Be serious!

Traditionally, the whole idea of reading was to fuel the imagination as well as broaden the vocabulary and general knowledge, wasn’t it?

As a child, it gave me great pleasure to imagine an entire world of my own built around the images, sounds and smells that authors would

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

Readers Turn Into Writers?

Enjoy reading eBooks? Think you’d like to give it a try? Here is a brief summary of the nuts and bolts of the “How to’s” to write your own eBook.

There are different kinds of eBooks. Begin with the end in mind, as Steven Covey would say. How long do you want your book to be?

A traditional eBook is the same as a book you would buy at a book store and is usually upwards of a hundred pages or more.

A Manifesto style eBook is much shorter and usually focuses on one idea or a quick