Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Curses foiled Again!
On the other hand I have a bunch of product just laying around of my old stuff. So many people are throwing up books that are just a compilation of old blog posts I figured why not do the same. I decided to use my old series "Laura Bush's Diary" because I had so many entries and it was enough to make up a book as is without any other work than cut and paste. I want to submit it to use their software and formatting process. This will make future submissions easy.
Amazon direct publishing is a great deal. You get about 75% of the sales price instead of paying 75% to the publisher the way it works with the dinosaur publishing houses. The pricing becomes an issue because you can set your own price. I get a book of the day email from Amazon which lists new authors and what they have to offer and you know what? Most of them sell for 99 cents. I have bought a bunch of books at that price because why not? I mean I bought such masterpieces as "Custer at the Alamo" and "Captain America vs. Thor" for that price. They were perfectly fine and enjoyable. So why not take a shot? 99 cents might be just the ticket to get people to buy it as a lark.
Of course I got screwed. Today both Old Man Bush and Barb are in the ICU. How can I publish something that mocks them while they are on their deathbed. Is that a positive or a negative? Will people be offended or amused? I just don't know what to do.
It is always something.