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Self-published books: pain or gain?

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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2014 22:34:38 GMT
I'm trying to imagine it.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2014 22:18:00 GMT
Including me, I hasten to add.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2014 22:17:22 GMT
If only you could see me wink now.

Posted on 12 Nov 2014 11:33:20 GMT
Or how amazingly awesome it is that we're so awe struck and amazed.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2014 09:07:32 GMT
gille liath says:
Not forgetting how awesome it is that you're so amazing... :)

Posted on 12 Nov 2014 00:34:28 GMT
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Posted on 11 Nov 2014 11:33:43 GMT
I am also amazing but I'll be less amazing if I don't stop wittering on forums and get on with my efforts at NanoWriMo.

Posted on 11 Nov 2014 09:06:23 GMT
Catherine says:
I think I'm amazing. Just completed another novel. I deserve a medal.

Posted on 10 Nov 2014 14:59:51 GMT
Amazing or Amazong?

Posted on 9 Nov 2014 21:43:25 GMT
It amazes me that you're still amazing after all this time.

Posted on 9 Nov 2014 19:37:24 GMT
Dammit! Awesome was the word. Silly cow, me.

Posted on 9 Nov 2014 19:36:45 GMT
This all doesn't change the fact that I'm amazing! We haven't talked about that for ages!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2014 21:22:09 GMT
Mwah hahahrhg! Sorry to break it to you. Phnark.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 17:26:24 GMT
Yikes! You mean I could have got it for less than £900..?

Posted on 7 Nov 2014 17:05:16 GMT
I guess that's the trouble with doing anything you enjoy for a living. People think that if you're having fun it isn't proper work and you shouldn't be paid. ;-)

Posted on 7 Nov 2014 13:23:38 GMT
Catherine says:
Yup. The author is at the bottom end of the scale. I mean it's not as if they've actually done the work, is it?

Posted on 7 Nov 2014 11:34:41 GMT
Hell yeh! But unfortunately it was a paperback. By the time I've put the 60% margin (20 for the distributor and 40 for the shop) on top I actually make 30 pence per book.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 10:34:45 GMT
Catherine says:
Would be good if you got 70% of that!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 07:16:02 GMT
You could write a kind of Haynes manual for Viscount bikes. That would be cool. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2014 07:15:18 GMT
I think it's something automatic that happens with either second hand books or some new ones. No so much now but when my first book came out it was on sale on Amazon through some crazy fellow for £900 or so. It is kind of strange.

Cheers

MTM

Posted on 6 Nov 2014 22:28:49 GMT
Catherine says:
Just found my first novel, which retails at £7.99, for sale in a DGL store (whatever that is) in the US for £28.08 and in a UK store for £24.66. They don't even have the cover image. Who is this DGL store and why am I not getting a share?

Posted on 6 Nov 2014 17:25:46 GMT
I admit to not having read anything. Am thinking about writing, just to add to the pile of shoddy self-published books. Hahaha.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2014 10:25:54 GMT
They are out there but I am finding, increasingly, that the gems crop up as I get to know authors on the forums rather than if I go for things recommended by sites like Bookbub. That surprised me but there it is. You might want to try the indiePENdents.org. They're another site which looks for 'good' independently published books. It's run by a publishing house editor in her spare time.

Cheers

MTM

Posted on 2 Nov 2014 09:47:51 GMT
Catherine says:
Just bought another indie book without downloading the sample, something I said I would never do again. Itchy fingers or what? Anyway, I'll let you know how I get on. (I'm always looking for 'gems')

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2014 08:55:26 GMT
If you can, hook up with the romance forum. They are really dynamic and go ahead and at the least they'll give you lots of ideas. Also keep writing. Just ignore sales and whatnot until you have three or four books out. Try to keep them connected or make them a series and then you can make the first one perma free so people can try it and make up their own minds. I write humorous science fiction fantasy and that technique has worked for me... Up to a point.

Everyone else: apologies for talking shop for a moment there.

Cheers

MTM
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