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To: Travis McGee; Jeff Head

thoughts/opinions ???


8 posted on 04/23/2012 5:31:49 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3

I suppose his wife could be classified as an “Amazon”...


11 posted on 04/23/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Gilbo_3; Will88; The Working Man
I may be Amazon's biggest fan. Not only did Amazon smash the gates to publication wide open, they offer a 70% royalty on their Kindle books for U.S. sales. (Compared to 7 to 10% from conventional publishers.) I've been selling printed books for a decade (75% via Amazon Advantage) and Kindle ebooks for one year, and already my ebook income has far outrun my printed book income.

My 560 page/250K word novels retail for $20 in "trade paperback" (8.5" X 5.5") format. At first I set my Kindle price at $9.99, figuring half of printed price was about right. But since then I've dropped my price to $6.99 and seen my income go way up. I think folks are just hesitant to buy a novel, even a big, long novel, by a no-name author. $6.99 seems to make it easier for folks to click "BUY."

Amazon Kindle also allows authors to put their titles into a free promotion category for 5 days out of 90. I did this with my first novel back on March 1 ("Operation #EFAD"). This resulted in 35K free D/Ls, and another explosion in paid sales for all of my books. I also reduced the permanent price of EFAD to $4.99, to encourage readers to test the waters of the Enemies Trilogy.

I hope Jeff Bezos becomes a gazillionaire: he has opened the doors for "nobodies" like me.



12 posted on 04/23/2012 5:46:23 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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