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Here’s How You Should Look at the Taleist Self-Pub Survey

May 24th, 2012     |     Nate Hoffelder


“Authors who get help (paid or unpaid) with story editing, copy editing,  proofreading, and cover design  make 34% more than the average.”

Taleist released the results of a survey of self-pub authors today. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you probably haven’t heard the statistics. Good. That gives me a chance to explain my viewpoint. I read the results this morning, but it took me until this evening before I placed them into context.

“41% paid for a cover designer”

The thing is, no matter how little those authors made while self-publishing their ebooks, on average they are almost certainly better off than if they did not have the option of self-publishing. [Read more]

“29% paid for copy editing”



AmexOpen8 Reasons Why Amazon.com’s Price Check App Is Not Your Enemy

December 27, 2011  |  Ramon Ray
Editor and Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com, AE OPEN

Amazon.com is not a “friend” or ‘foe’ to small businesses.

It’s in business, just like we all are to make money.

That money is made by selling something someone wants and making a profit. It’s having great products, great customer service and whatever other things-marketing or hiring the right staff-that make our businesses competitive.

Amazon.com has an app, the Price Check app,  that makes it easy for you to search for a price on a product and see the price on Amazon.com.

Amazon.com has caused some controversy in the small business retail world, politicians and advocacy groups by giving folks a 5% discount if they checked a local retailer’s price on the app and then bought the product from Amazon.com.

Hard for retailers to compete against that? Sure. Sleazy? No.



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Secret of Self-Publishing: SUCCESS

By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG    |    October 31, 2011 

Self-publishing these days is increasingly a tale of two cities.

There are established authors, like Nyree Belleville, who says she’s earned half a million dollars in the past 18 months selling direct rather than through a publisher.

Then there are new authors, like Eve Yohalem. More than a month after self-publishing, she has grossed about $100 in sales — after incurring costs of $3,400. She said she’s in no rush, though.