Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Self-Publishing Success Stories: Blake Crouch

Excerpt from "The Economics of Self-Publishing an Ebook" (March 2011)

At first it was just an experiment..[....] intrigued by success stories with Amazon’s Kindle store, he decided to release a collection of his short stories as an ebook without the aid of a publisher. 
Though sales started off slow — maybe a few hundred a month — within the last two months he’s been averaging 5,000 purchases a month. With his 70% cut from Amazon, that means a $2.99 ebook has generated upwards of $10,000 a month, money that bypasses a traditional publisher completely and goes straight to his pocket. Five thousand sales a month, he told me in a phone interview, “is far more than I’ve sold traditionally.”
Please read the whole article here: http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/03/07/the-economics-of-self-publishing-an-ebook/

This might be helpful for upcoming writers out there.  He's a success author, maybe his writing process might work for you too.

What is your writing process?  
I will typically try to hit 1000 words per day. When I have those 1000, I'll take a break, and then read through them again. Usually, I find that I've merely sketched out the scene and I'll go back in and bring more detail. I do this for several months until I have a first draft. Then I share it with a few trusted friends to get their take. 

Highlighting some of the author's books:

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