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    hi guys, I want to publish my complete book.
    I've written it online and want to publish it online on ebay etc, as a means of earning a bit of cash especially as I'm going to uni soon.

    How do I go about doing this?
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    (Original post by jellyandjam)
    hi guys, I want to publish my complete book.
    I've written it online and want to publish it online on ebay etc, as a means of earning a bit of cash especially as I'm going to uni soon.

    How do I go about doing this?
    You have much to learn about self-pubbing, padawan.

    Amazon KDP is your best bet, but you don't just "earn a bit of cash." My novel has done fairly well selling a little over 800 copies so far - in five months. But in the world of epublishing, that's an achievement, especially if you're crap at marketing like I am.

    PM me if you like, I'm happy telling you more. It's not difficult, but it is involved.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    You have much to learn about self-pubbing, padawan.

    Amazon KDP is your best bet, but you don't just "earn a bit of cash." My novel has done fairly well selling a little over 800 copies so far - in five months. But in the world of epublishing, that's an achievement, especially if you're crap at marketing like I am.

    PM me if you like, I'm happy telling you more. It's not difficult, but it is involved.
    (Original post by jellyandjam)
    hi guys, I want to publish my complete book.
    I've written it online and want to publish it online on ebay etc, as a means of earning a bit of cash especially as I'm going to uni soon.

    How do I go about doing this?
    (Original post by jellyandjam)
    hi guys, I want to publish my complete book.
    I've written it online and want to publish it online on ebay etc, as a means of earning a bit of cash especially as I'm going to uni soon.

    How do I go about doing this?
    well as tootles said amazon is the best bet by self publishing and you can charge say £5 per copy and sell 50-100 per month you earn about 50% so a few hundred a month is expectable unless it takes off in a very popular topic
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    well as tootles said amazon is the best bet by self publishing and you can charge say £5 per copy and sell 50-100 per month you earn about 50% so a few hundred a month is expectable unless it takes off in a very popular topic
    For a novel from a first-timer, the line should really be drawn at, say £2.50. If it's published exclusively on there it can be enrolled in KDP Select and qualify for 70% royalties to the author. Mine's at £1.99 for the simple reason that people are reluctant to pay much more for a first-timer's work.

    But ebooks rarely sell hundreds, let alone 50-100 a month. Mine sold fairly well but I imagine that's (probably) a fluke; most crap out at a hundred or so altogether. You also take a while to see any of the money, they hold the royalties for a couple of months.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    For a novel from a first-timer, the line should really be drawn at, say £2.50. If it's published exclusively on there it can be enrolled in KDP Select and qualify for 70% royalties to the author. Mine's at £1.99 for the simple reason that people are reluctant to pay much more for a first-timer's work.

    But ebooks rarely sell hundreds, let alone 50-100 a month. Mine sold fairly well but I imagine that's (probably) a fluke; most crap out at a hundred or so altogether. You also take a while to see any of the money, they hold the royalties for a couple of months.
    ah you're talking novels i was talking non-fiction which is often a bigger seller especially more specialised and focused works
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    For a novel from a first-timer, the line should really be drawn at, say £2.50. If it's published exclusively on there it can be enrolled in KDP Select and qualify for 70% royalties to the author. Mine's at £1.99 for the simple reason that people are reluctant to pay much more for a first-timer's work.

    But ebooks rarely sell hundreds, let alone 50-100 a month. Mine sold fairly well but I imagine that's (probably) a fluke; most crap out at a hundred or so altogether. You also take a while to see any of the money, they hold the royalties for a couple of months.
    $2,99, the lowest allowed amount at 70% commission. So roughly £1.99 which is the sweet spot.

    A book selling 50-100 a month is doing incredibly well.
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    well as tootles said amazon is the best bet by self publishing and you can charge say £5 per copy and sell 50-100 per month you earn about 50% so a few hundred a month is expectable unless it takes off in a very popular topic
    Your numbers do not match up at all, which makes me think you don't actually know anything about this.

    £5 sale price? 50% commission? Which platforms is this on?
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    (Original post by jellyandjam)
    hi guys, I want to publish my complete book.
    I've written it online and want to publish it online on ebay etc, as a means of earning a bit of cash especially as I'm going to uni soon.

    How do I go about doing this?
    Sign up for Amazon KDP, publish it on there for $2.99 70%.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    $2,99, the lowest allowed amount at 70% commission. So roughly £1.99 which is the sweet spot.

    A book selling 50-100 a month is doing incredibly well.
    That's exactly what I'm saying I've set mine at $2.99 and separately at £1.99, because they're both the minimum 70% bracket. It's also a reasonable price for a novel; any more and it's unreasonable, any less and people think they're getting something worthless - so you've got it right saying it's the "sweet spot."

    And again, exactly. When Journeyman sold 400 copies in a month I practically **** my pants - that and the royalties from the KOLL (Kindle Owners' Lending Library) pay-per-page jobby wiped out my overdraft. But that was just a fantastic month, nothing more. The following month I sold 200 and the month after that I sold about 50. So far this last month it's sold 20 copies. Which I expected from the start. Basically, yes, it's wonderful to be able to say I've made a couple of grand off it since releasing it last December, but by this December coming I'll have only made another few hundred. That's how ebook sales go, especially with newbie authors. I do count myself to be very lucky; I can't emphasise that enough.

    But the trick is to keep writing. I'm about two thirds the draft of the sequel, and once that's out it'll hopefully sell plenty in its own right and generate some limited renewed interest in Journeyman. But we shall see.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Your numbers do not match up at all, which makes me think you don't actually know anything about this.

    £5 sale price? 50% commission? Which platforms is this on?
    it was a site that i considered using a few years ago to write about the scrap trade
    it was something like acexnet before it was taken off line down to copyright violations from dishonest members
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    You have much to learn about self-pubbing, padawan.

    Amazon KDP is your best bet, but you don't just "earn a bit of cash." My novel has done fairly well selling a little over 800 copies so far - in five months. But in the world of epublishing, that's an achievement, especially if you're crap at marketing like I am.

    PM me if you like, I'm happy telling you more. It's not difficult, but it is involved.
    I dont understand the bit about royalty payments. I'm about to make an account. Would the money go straight to my account or..would it be withheld until it gets to a certain amount?
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    (Original post by jellyandjam)
    I dont understand the bit about royalty payments. I'm about to make an account. Would the money go straight to my account or..would it be withheld until it gets to a certain amount?
    Amazon collects all royalties earnt in a month and pay it out 2 months later. So anything you sold this month would be paid out at the end of July
 
 
 
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