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Maximizing e-book sale profits

When you’re looking to sell self-published e-books, Amazon appears to be the go to place, as it’s catalogue continues to increase by  over one million e-books per year. Although it may be a great starting point (and I’m certainly not suggesting you avoid Amazon), you do end up paying a huge amount of your profits in commission, to make up for it’s established audience and the ease of it’s usability.

To list a competitively priced e-book, you could find yourself paying up to 65% in commission to Amazon. If Amazon were listing you on it’s homepage you probably wouldn’t mind this sort of fee, but finding a book on Amazon is not easy, even with all the right keywords, and so you need to do a lot of marketing, and engage with potential readers constantly and advertise direct links, and so when you finally make a small few sales on a 99cent e-book each month,  65% starts to sound like a pretty bad deal.

In this article, I will show you how I sell my self published e-books worldwide and keep ~99% from each sale.

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Shadow Creatures

Through blackened mist
and sodden earth,
The crows above shall sing.
In tune with bones
And creaking lids-
Open, the coffins spring. Continue reading “Shadow Creatures”

Crypto Currency 2018 easy start guide *Updated*

The aim of this document is to get you set up with an online wallet and a small amount of free coins within 5 minutes.
Why?
Simply put, I believe in the technology of Crypto Currency, and want to be part of the push that makes it more accessible to the general population. This free guide will show you how to claim, spend and store Bitcoin, Litecoin, DASH and Dogecoin, as well as shed some light on a few lesser known coins that I believe have a promising future.

*Updated* Since July release. New Coins and markets added.
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Statue and Stone

The graveyard of ten thousand stones-
A maze to match the sky-
Was riddled with the blackened bones
Of centuries gone by.
The stones did reach to realms of dreams
As vines then grew in cracking seams,
But never, knew they why. Continue reading “Statue and Stone”

New Recruit

The lane, illuminated by the only flicking light
That holds at bay the dim in such a way no others might,
By day does watch commuters, in a blur, pass blindly through-
But only those worth noting are the ones that pass by night.
Continue reading “New Recruit”

Fontana Rossa

And In my wake, a stream obscene
Does stain the pavement ‘neath my shoes,
Like Neptune drowning Travertine-
From whence it flows I have no clues.
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Machine of Flesh

A wretched man
Atop grey walls,
Inside a hollowed room.
With holes in roof
The flooding rain
Hides views of tombstone bloom.
Continue reading “Machine of Flesh”

Jungle Yard

Passing through the glass, we moved
And watched through glorious eyes.
To see the beast in midst of feast
He cared not for us spies.

And once complete he looked our way
A grin from ear to ear,
Caught on the breeze he pounced at trees
To see our faces fear.
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Zombies are a good idea

If there’s one thing that our generation seem to be going mad for, it’s Zombies. We are obsessed with survival guides – techniques and strategies, with books, shows and movies about a zombie outbreak – The idea actually ignites an excitement in people, because no matter how sweet an old lady you are, you can’t deny that you would love to smash a few zombie skulls at the next pie baking festival. In fact, we’re so obsessed with the idea of slaughtering zombies, that scientists have dedicated some of their precious cancer research time into  discovering these soul shattering facts about the benefits of a zombie apocalypse…

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