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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Not that bad, I get 70% of the selling price for mine. Sadly, 70% of zero is still zero :P.

    Well I have sold some, but not exactly setting the world on fire (yet).
    But do they not take various deductions off that 70% I thought it was less than that, but maybe I heard wrong.

    Yeah, you have to sell some! I've a friend who has written a sort of self-help guide to do with fitness training and she is making a little money, she's sold quite a few copies I think. Apparently things like how-to guides sell much better than literature on it. Apart from softcore porn of course.
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    (Original post by UCLEmily)
    But do they not take various deductions off that 70% I thought it was less than that, but maybe I heard wrong.

    Yeah, you have to sell some! I've a friend who has written a sort of self-help guide to do with fitness training and she is making a little money, she's sold quite a few copies I think. Apparently things like how-to guides sell much better than literature on it. Apart from softcore porn of course.
    I haven't had any other deductions than the 30% they take. For me personally, there was no way I would be able to publish as I couldn't get an agent, and I found that it was taking me far too much time to try. I wasn't going to let my work go to waste, so I just went ahead and published it. Even if I only make £20 it's better than nothing!
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    I haven't had any other deductions than the 30% they take. For me personally, there was no way I would be able to publish as I couldn't get an agent, and I found that it was taking me far too much time to try. I wasn't going to let my work go to waste, so I just went ahead and published it. Even if I only make £20 it's better than nothing!
    Why not link to it here, then we can all make informed but friendly criticisms of your work.
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    I would love to write and publish a book, BUT I would never publish it in any other way other than in physical book form by a reasonably well known publisher. This is because if you publish it through the kindle method then automatically your story is 'novel' and will probably never be ‘recognised’ recognised.
    I believe that if a story/book is good enough then you could easily get a real publisher to consider it.
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    My friend used Lulu to publish his first book

    https://www.lulu.com/s1/paperbackuk_...FSTLtAodUSgAXA
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    (Original post by Sha_15)
    I would love to write and publish a book, BUT I would never publish it in any other way other than in physical book form by a reasonably well known publisher. This is because if you publish it through the kindle method then automatically your story is 'novel' and will probably never be ‘recognised’ recognised.
    I believe that if a story/book is good enough then you could easily get a real publisher to consider it.
    I don't think that's the complete story any more, lots of really good novels are coming to attention from the ebooks route.
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    (Original post by UCLEmily)
    Why not link to it here, then we can all make informed but friendly criticisms of your work.
    That would be advertising! Not allowed .
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    That would be advertising! Not allowed .
    Ohhhh. Shame!
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    (Original post by UCLEmily)
    I don't think that's the complete story any more, lots of really good novels are coming to attention from the ebooks route.
    It's like when some random person goes onto X-factor/Britain’s got talent, then becomes really really famous, but then soon fades away into nothingness, even though they had a really good voice.
    You see if they went through the more professional way and not the 'novel' way then they 'might' have had a chance to become 'real' famous.
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    (Original post by Sha_15)
    It's like when some random person goes onto X-factor/Britain’s got talent, then becomes really really famous, but then soon fades away into nothingness, even though they had a really good voice.
    You see if they went through the more professional way and not the 'novel' way then they 'might' have had a chance to become 'real' famous.
    Maybe. I wonder if EL James will shortly disappear without trace? She seems to be working hard to keep her position at the top of printed softcore.
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    (Original post by Sha_15)
    It's like when some random person goes onto X-factor/Britain’s got talent, then becomes really really famous, but then soon fades away into nothingness, even though they had a really good voice.
    You see if they went through the more professional way and not the 'novel' way then they 'might' have had a chance to become 'real' famous.
    I think that's more to do with the person. If you're truly talented and want to make something of it, you will.

    So, if someone publishes something on the Kindle, becomes really famous, and then manages to get a paper publishing deal through that, then they have the chance to become a 'proper' writer. Then, if that person decides to stop writing, they will fade into nothingness, but it's not the fault of their chosen publishing route.
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    (Original post by Sha_15)
    It's like when some random person goes onto X-factor/Britain’s got talent, then becomes really really famous, but then soon fades away into nothingness, even though they had a really good voice.
    You see if they went through the more professional way and not the 'novel' way then they 'might' have had a chance to become 'real' famous.
    For anybody who are hopeful about self-publishing on kindle or those who are not they should check out this story:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...elf-publishing
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    Have been tempted to write a Book for years now, but have always been put off by the daunting prospect of finding an Agent to help with Publishing it etc etc - thank you for all the advice in this thread, will definitely look into it further now
 
 
 
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