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Anyone have experience self-publishing through Amazon here? You get many sales?
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I've got about 100 sales. Amazon take a 85% share of the profit though.
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Since when? In all the sign-up stuff, they said they'd only take a 30% share in most territories (excluding Japan, etc.).
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>>7627355
Is it gay dinosaur porn?
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No, that's the next project
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>>7627353
I'm surprised more NEETs on here don't hack write space operas and monster porn.

It's all about genre, marketing, and volume. Releasing a single literary novel into this gigantic cesspool you are literally better off throwing it out a train window
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>>7627539
>Releasing a single literary novel into this gigantic cesspool you are literally better off throwing it out a train window

I just recently came to that realization. I finished writing a book that's too long to find a traditional publisher anytime soon, so I figured I would just self pub it. No one is going to read that shit, ever, at least not enough for me to gain any sort of financial independence from it. The key is supposed to be self-promotion, whoring yourself on social media and stuff, but I don't know how people do that while keeping a straight face.
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i wish icould make like $50 a month with some amazon porn stuff.

that would really help with bills and good :
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Does anyone remember when some anons from here banded together to self-publish trashy porn novels on Amazon?
They even made a board for it on 8ch, but I don't femme what they call it
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>>7627539
because it actually takes talent/knowhow/understanding of marketing/mass appeal to do, and also social awareness and interpersonal skills, none of which are particularly abundant in the demographic here
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>>7627688
I remember but not what they called it.
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>>7627563
What's it about? Also how much have you edited?
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>>7627691
>>>7627539
>because it actually takes talent/knowhow/understanding of marketing/mass appeal to do, and also social awareness and interpersonal skills

You just defined "whoring"
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>>7627688
>but I don't femme

fucking autocorrect
*remember
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>>7627691
Yep you have to be talented whore
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>>7627704
It takes place in an isolated valley where many of the kids mutants. Their culture is very insular––sort of like amish––but they're going through this drought and end up accepting help from the outside, which sets off a whole social drama thing. It is kind of a sci-fi and there are genre elements, so it might not be completely lost on the reddit demographic, but it's also not something that would necessarily be on the sci-fi section in a bookstore or on amazon. It's been over three years working on it almost every day, with a lot of editing. A fair review of it might be, "ambitious and bloated."
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>>7627353
Seems to me it would be better to publish on a site like Smashwords. I think they take a smaller cut than Amazon and submit your book to various e-book stores like iBooks and Barnes & Noble.
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>>7627914
>>7627353
Publishing on Amazon is fine. The percentage they take depends on what you sign up for. Amazon also puts your book on Barnes and Noble.

However I'd recommend publishing on as many platforms as possible. Put it everywhere.
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>>7627914
this. Smashwords' affiliate marketing program works well. You choose your cut knowing that a lower cut means more chance that affiliate marketers will pick it up. My shitty piece of erotica, Squirt gun, sold 16 copies today on its release on Smashwords; it was on Amazon for two months and sold two copies the whole time, even though I paid some chump change to get links posted on lit blogs with 25+ thousand readers. Also, look for little indie publishers like Vern and Sisters. They support obscure wannabe authors without being a vanity press, made possible with sites like Smashwords.
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Wouldn't it make more sense to shit out short stories and just make a few cents? Releasing shit for Kindle or whatever and have it 99c USD would get some suckers.
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>>7627688
Êtes-vous une femme?
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>>7627353
>>7628714
If you wanted to make money, why don't you get a real job?
Somehow I don't think appealing to "suckers" will produce very good literature.
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>>7627804
sounds like shit
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As cliche as it sounds, if you want to write well you can't be writing for a demographic, you have to be writing for yourself.
I'm not saying don't keep in mind who your audience will be, but don't base your entire book around whatever 'marketing strategies' you make think you have.

And if you're going to self publish, don't half ass it. You gotta do all the heavy lifting and whore your shit out, because otherwise people won't know what the fuck it even is. Make appearances at local conventions, partner up with online stores, get connections, be a loud mouth on twitter.
The worst thing you can do is just let it sit and gather dust.
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>>7628731
Seconding this.
Don't go into self publishing with high, or even low, expectations. The money has never been good, ever.
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>>7628734
Thanks, lover. ;)
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>>7627691
>it takes talent
Have you read any modern day sci fi? It's absolute trash. The writing is trash.
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>>7628816
then do it
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>>7627563
Make a youtube, twitter, facebook, and most importantly a pinterest with a uniform name.

Advertise it like it's the next big thing coming. (Don't worry about the view count on youtube either, by the way. As long as you get 300 it will look like you've got a million hits and the counter defaulted.)

Share with friends and family, and get a following going.

Then start scanning pages and posting them on Pinterest, and use Twitter to notify your fanbase when a new page has been posted by tweeting the link.

You'll be the next male J.K. Rowling in no time at all.
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>>7630740
Don't even bother trying to sell the book by the way. Just hype that it's coming!

Be like that guy who tweets a sentence for his story every day and is collecting it into a book. Except instead of a sentence, you do a page.
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