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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sales Update. Apple is interesting....

For anyone that's interested....I'm selling well at Apple and Barnes and Nobel.

Actually selling almost twice as much at Apple.

Amazon...not so good, lol.

I'm surprised. All I hear is, "Ooh, Amazon this," and, "Ahh, Amazon that". And here we have Apple coming up the hilltop, waving its arms around, drawing people in. I'm all for it; especially since they give me more of a cut on my 99 cents books. This is all thanks to Smashwords, of course. They send my stuff there -- and other places -- for me. Just one upload, and voop! Done. Excellent service....

I wonder if other authors are selling more through Apple.

PS: My new book Cutthroat Heroes just came out. Check it out at:



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And now a few inspiring quotes!

"They can because they think they can."-Virgil

"You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one."-Henry D. Thoreau

And here's a good one:

"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time."-Josh Billings



2 comments:

  1. How many words/pages in your ebook? How did you go about publishing this on the e platform? I would really like some advice on this front. When you sell your stories for 99 cents, do you really make money?

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    1. Aloha! Thanks for replying. I'll do my best to help.

      1. Some of my books are over 20,000 words (for novellas). My novels are over 50,000 words.

      2. I upload my stuff on Amazon and Smashwords. These links will help you: http://blogkindle.com/2010/11/how-to-publish-a-kindle-ebook/

      http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords

      You can have your books on both sites. The difference between Smashwords and Amazon, is that Smashwords uploads your book to all the places ebooks are available (but not at Amazon...yet).

      3. Yes, I make money from 99 cents. Depending on where people buy my book(s), I make between 35 to 60 cents. So three sales makes around a dollar. It adds up rather well. And with e-publishing, you can set your royalty rate. Most people set their prices at $2.99, so they can make 75 cents per sale.

      You can see where the science of setting your royalty price comes into play: If you want to make "good" money, $2.99 may be the right choice (if buyers are willing to dish out that much). If you wanna build your audience, then 99 cents may be better (but you need to sell more to make good money).

      For me, the real joy of e-publishing is the opportunity to reach people that enjoy your work. The internet is a big place. Your audience is out there, whether it be for books, music, film, etc.

      All the best,
      Raym

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