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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. You need to do a lot of marketing, and engage with potential readers constantly and advertise direct links, and so it’s fair if you start feeling like you deserve a high cut of the profits.

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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Selling Poetry Online?

Selling a collection of poetry online, at first thought, can seem a rather overwhelming task. We live in an age of TV shows at our fingertips, an internet full of YouTube clips and more information than we could ever want, need or care about. We’re trained to skim read as we search for the answers we seek among the infinite pages of words. Clicking a thumb up or thumb down can be the difference between finding our audience and getting buried – very quickly – beneath the mountain of 1s and 0s. How, exactly, does a poet survive selling poetry on this fickle yet unavoidable battlefield called the internet?

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