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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Dan Poynter shares little known danger lurking in Kindle's royalty program

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When I was chatting with Dan Poynter in the green room at the Greater Los Angeles Writers' Conference, he mentioned that authors using KDP Select (a Kindle marketing program) for very fat books or books with many images should carefully select their royalty. It may be that you will get more in royalties choosing 35% than 70% because the latter entails a delivery fee that's calculated on the megabytes of your book. If your has over 40 megs you may end up making nothing at all. The 35% royalty does not deduct delivery fees from your royalty paycheck.
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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