Amazon Royalty Options: Which One is Best for You?

This is an incredible article breaking down the 35% v 70% royalty rate for your kindle books.

Jelec, the White Bear

A blue web.

I: Introduction

Like many writers, I’m interested in making my work available on’s Kindle ebook reader. They’ve had a direct publishing option for some time now, which is called (aptly enough) “Kindle Direct Publishing.”

When you’re talking ebooks, there are a number of issues that need to be dealt with. These include, but aren’t limited to: cover design, formatting, illustrations (if any), and the like.

One of the thornier ones is the matter of pricing and royalty structures.

Deciding on a price point for your book is a very personal matter, and it’s a topic I’m still thinking a lot about as I prepare to release my own book. I’ll most likely be in the under $5 bracket. There are a few reasons why that feels like a comfortable place for me: for one thing, I’m used to buying trade paperbacks of many excellent SF&F authors for around $7.99…

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Mirror’s Deceit by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred

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Mindfield Series: Mettle (Part Three)

Edentu D. Oroso is the head of Special Projects Group for Kakaaki Magazine, a magazine published in Nigeria delving into development journalism. He is a seasoned magazine columnist, biographer, motivational speaker, and poet. A former President of the Writers' League Benue State University Makurdi, Edentu is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) … Continue reading Mindfield Series: Mettle (Part Three)

A New Conversation about Guns

We need to make new symbols. Make new signs. Make a new language. With these we'll define the world. lyrics to New Beginnings by Tracey Chapman She's on to something. Imagine the conversation about guns if we had to start all over making terms for things. What if phrases like "gun control" and "second amendment remedies" were … Continue reading A New Conversation about Guns