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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mo Money

Mo Money
I paid lots of money to be a published author.  For my first book, I received royalties of $57 in one year…nothing since.  My second book brought in $36 the first year it was published.  That was four years ago.  Since then I have received nothing.  I believe the publisher will not cut a check for less than $25.
Yesterday I received this:
Apparently in the last four years I have sold close to ten books.
I am so proud and excited.  If I sell only 925 more books I will break even on my investment.

20 comments:

  1. But, you're a published author and that's pretty cool and some would say, priceless. :)

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  2. I agree with Valley Angel, but it's still a little discouraging when so many authors sell millions of books that are basically the same story with different place names and people names with maybe a slight tweak to the original tale.

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  3. Many congratulations. At least you got published, I could only manage one publishing in a magazine! In the end I gave up and got my own books printed.

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  4. I've never made a cent from the sale of my book - all 2 of them! But it was fun and only cost me about £50 so I'm not complaining.

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  5. You hundred-aire authors are always showing off your wealth.

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    1. LOL...I apologize, I just can't help myself!

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  6. I'm guessing this is indeed a hard place to earn a living.

    Have a fabulous day and don't spend all the money in one place. ☺

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  7. I never made enough for them to cut me a check - I refused to take paypal. Oh, well.

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  8. Hey, at least a check is coming in which is more than a lot get. Be proud and maybe frame it?

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  9. It could happen, and i hope it does.

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  10. Good luck on selling another book!!

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  11. Ha! At least you can claim to be a published author. I've only been paid for one short story. It was two hundred words and I got paid a buck a word. I made a copy of the check.

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  12. Make sure that Uncle Sam gets his cut! At least you've written two books! That's two more than me.

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  13. Nice! You'll be raking it in by your second retirement ....

    ... I helped Mom 'self'-publish her poetry. Cost her about $500. Cost me just over $700 because of post-print re-writes ..... . And she decided to give 'em all away ....

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  14. Is this it's an honor to be nominated kind of thing? Well, I think it's cool you have 2 books published!

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  15. You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket :) I haven't made a lot of money, but I do get a small amount deposited into my account each quarter.

    I self publish through Amazon's CreateSpace. It's easy and I'm out very little money. They will print one book and ship it to someone in TimBuckTwo (????)

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  16. Hey Joe, a check coming in for your books is a good thing, gotta start somewhere hopefully the sales and the checks continue to grow.

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