Wednesday, May 23, 2012

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM


That period of time between the final rewrite of a novel and the last changes after editing is a very calm time; like sending your kid to a babysitter.  Most writers take a break or begin scheduling promotions; writing letters to publishers or agents.  Indie authors, like me don’t mess with that process.  We know we will be published somewhere in e-book format. There are no negotiations of royalties; it’s laid out by the various e-book retailers. An indie writer can choose one or all retailers. Currently I have my work for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. (only 3 titles). 
I’m about to launch all my work( 9 novels & 6 screenplays) with e-PrintedBooks.  This new store is currently being developed and it pays directly to the author when a sale is made.  The split is 80/20 in favor of the author.  Being paid upon the sale is a HUGE advance in the retailing of e-books.  Right now we are waiting for some last minute programming and testing processes. Mid-June is the scheduled launch date.   This is another CALM BEFORE THE STORM.  There are 700,000 plus indie authors.  I'm confident that over time most of them will add their inventory to the e-PrintedBooks retail store. It costs them nothing and one would hope every author would help promote the site to their readers. A win/win/win.  Those readers that don’t have a credit or debit cards can buy books via PayPal.

I’m excited for Steve at ePrintedBooks.  Check out his site.   http://www.eprintedbooks.com/ebookservices.html    

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