Don’t get scammed: the dark side of self-publishing
Scams are rife, particularly when some authors can rake in thousands each month from the Kindle Unlimited program – but high-profile victims of plagiarism warn ‘day of reckoning is coming’.
A sane self-publishing eBook pricing model
Jack Preston King proposes that the first step in the reader-reconditioning process is for indie authors to agree among themselves to hold to a sane eBook pricing model for independently published work.
What Should Authors Expect To Earn?
Don’t for one second think all you have to do is to keep writing. You have to treat your writing as a business. Take a course. Read up. And then you keep writing, yes, but also keep producing, keep learning, keep growing, keep up. Good advice from Brooke Warner
Do eBooks Earn More Money at Lower Prices?
If prices rise, authors with royalty deals don’t get paid more for e-books with higher prices. They make less as sales fall. Publishers, it seems from the data, are making less, as well. So, why are the big guys still raising e-book prices?
What are the reasonable costs of self-publishing?
Don’t get scammed. Don’t spend more than you have to on self-publishing (and you don’t have to spend a lot) and never give away your intellectual property rights.
Self-publishing for $500
In Nick Thacker’s latest “self-publishing answers” podcast, he explains how he would go about producing an entire, full-length book with professional edits and cover art, plus interior formatting and marketing on a $500 budget.
New AuthorEarnings report for Barnes & Noble
Hugh Howey’s new report on Barnes & Noble is now up on AuthorEarnings. The figures are based on the top 5,400 of Barnes & Noble’s top genre fiction eBooks, so they obviously do not include every self-published author in the Nook store, but it does indicate that, collectively, they are becoming a very powerful force in publishing.
How self-publishers can sell film and TV rights
In the wake of the economic crash and rapid developments in publishing technology, both the film and book industries have been adapting to significant changes in the way they tell stories. A measure of the way things have changed is that self-published authors are now being considered for page-to-screen adaptations, something that publishers and studios had not previously envisaged.
Do Hugh Howey’s AuthorEarnings add up?
Porter Anderson with his usual incisive analysis on the (largely civil) discussion stirred up by Hugh Howey’s recent post on author earnings and the data transparency required to help authors make informed decisions about their publishing route.