lareviewofbooks

lareviewofbooks:

Amazon pays me more from the sale of a $3.99 Kindle download than my publishers pay me from a $26 hardcover sale.

With each Kindle sale, I get 70 percent. With a publisher I see royalties once or twice a year — after they hold back a reserve against books that might be returned, which are never clearly accounted for to the author. Amazon pays every month, and I can go online and see what my book is earning.

Traditional publishers are opaque and backward in their marketing and accounting. Unless you are a celebrity author married to the clueless publishing world and afraid of the future, it’s time to wake up to the fact that Amazon is a bookseller — in other words, a friend to working stiffs like me.

Interesting read!

Thoughts? Authors, publishers, agents?

Established-vs.-new authors? Of course, there are no one-size-fits-all experiences or ‘rules’ for authors.

whitehouse
whitehouse:

“Let’s do this more often…let’s pass more bills to help create more good jobs, strengthen the middle class.” —President Obama to Republicans in Congress before signing the Workforce Innovation Act, which will help connect more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

Unrelated to the piece: I find the convention of signing each letter in the President’s signature with a separate pen to be utterly stupid.

whitehouse:

“Let’s do this more often…let’s pass more bills to help create more good jobs, strengthen the middle class.” —President Obama to Republicans in Congress before signing the Workforce Innovation Act, which will help connect more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.

Unrelated to the piece: I find the convention of signing each letter in the President’s signature with a separate pen to be utterly stupid.