Chuck Wendig has a great post out: Self-Publishing Is Not the Minor Leagues I have to admit something: I’ve only ever submitted fiction to a semi-pro market once. The letter I got wasn’t a rejection, it was more “You misread the guidelines, but if you do A, B, and C, I’ll publish it.” Though I […]
Bonjour to all my Francophone visitors! A French site has linked to my E-Book Royalty Calcumatic, and there are a couple of points I wanted to address. First, it is US-based, and it is my intention to expand it to other regions and vendors. It’s not my intent to be exhaustive, though. One of the […]
January’s Indie Monday book is Francesca Forrest’s novel, Pen Pal. An excerpt is linked from this page. Em is a twelve-year-old girl in a floating community off the Gulf Coast. Kaya is a political activist in a terrifying prison. They are pen pals. Em’s wistful message in a bottle finds its way to Kaya, imprisoned […]
What’s new: direct sales calculations, assuming PayPal as your payment gateway. There are some nuances that aren’t easily calculable, including Google Books’s rather opaque approach to remuneration. Without further ado, the E-Book Royalty Calcumatic.
My E-Book Royalty Calcumatic has needed some updating and TLC, but I had to update all the notes and references first. This is now done. Hat tip to Diane Patterson who helped me find the impossible-to-locate and depressingly-obtuse Google data. I’ve also added the cold harsh reality that is payment timetables at the bottom, so […]
I have an e-book royalty calcumatic that needs some TLC, which I’m about to do. However, since it is one of my more popular pages, I thought I’d ask in case someone needed something I hadn’t thought of. Selling Off Your Own Site Back when I wrote the Calcumatic, there were reasons I didn’t include […]
When I was the head of programming for a local convention, I always cringed when someone self-published wanted to be a panelist. It’s not that the self-published had little to say, or that they couldn’t be interesting. It was the baggage that tended to come with: wanting a place (often in the sold-out dealers’ room) […]