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Old 12-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by markbot View Post
In theory, writers can now publish themselves on the Amazon Kindle for a relatively small fee to Amazon.com. I guess that editing, promoting, secretarying, proofing, and validating by the establishment is quite costly for writers.

And that's exactly what they're paying the lion's share of profits for: validation. It has nothing to do with editing, proofing and all the rest of that gumpf (picking up any recent best-seller will prove that editing and proofing are long lost concepts).

Here's a breakdown of an author's actual sales figures, from a recent article on Publetariat.com (http://www.publetariat.com/think/par...nal-publishers). These figures show his earnings with and without the publisher involved.


Ebooks from Hyperion sold on Kindle


- Earnings from Jan. 1 to June 31, 2009.

- 6 titles published on Kindle.

- Price range per book: $3.96 -$7.99

- 1237 ebooks sold in 6 months.

- Total royalties: $2008


Self-published ebooks sold on Kindle

- Earnings from Jan. 1 to June 31, 2009

- 4 titles published on Kindle.

- Price range per book: $1.99

- 9800 books sold in 6 months.

- Total earnings: $6860

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