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.