How Author Royalties Are Calculated

If you’re going to make a living by writing books, you need to understand how a book royalty gets calculated. That’s how the author gets paid, ultimately, if the book becomes a successful bestseller. What’s more, the royalties the publisher expects the book to earn determine the advance the publisher will pay the writer up front. Royalty Accounting Only Starts Off Simple Royalty calculations start out pretty simple. Royalties get calculated by multiplying the price of a book by the royalty percentage. Sometimes, the price used in the calculation is the retail price that the customer pays for the book in some bookstore. Assume that you’ve written a book that retails for $20. Further assume that the royalty percentage is …

How Audio Books Can Help You Get The Best From Your Workout

Word Count: 453 Summary: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who like to workout to stay in great shape, audio books can help us achieve this with less stress. No longer should you engage in workouts just listening to music or to the radio. Now, with audio books, you can kill 2 birds with one stone. Below are exact ways in which you can use the power of audio books to maximize your workout. One – there are educative audio books that wi… Keywords: audiobook,audio book,audiobooks,audio books Article Body: There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier. For those of us who …

How Article Marketing Affects Your Page Rank

Word Count: 414 Summary: Article marketing is essential to the page rank of your website. Although that is true in principle, it is not true in fact. Page rank applies only to individual pages of your website, not to the website in general. Page rank means what it says – a ranking of your pages, not your whole website. Larry Page invented the concept of Page Rank while at Stanford University and was later helped by Sergey Brin. The two of them eventually founded Google (named as a play on the … Keywords: writing services, article marketing, page rank, pagerank, article writing Article Body: Article marketing is essential to the page rank of your website. Although that is true in …

How To Become A Bestselling Book Author

Word Count: 1210 Summary: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. Technically, it’s any book that makes it into the Top 100 list at ANY online or offline bookstore. However, what does it mean to you? Is it someone who sells 300-500 books in a day through online bookstores like Amazon.com and makes the top 10? Is it only the person who makes it to #1? Is it the person who sells their book from their own website and makes $10,000 in a few months?… Keywords: book writing, creative writing, freelance writing, writing a book, book publishing Article Body: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. …

How New Authors Can Keep Their Manuscripts Coherent

In large publishing houses, many manuscripts penned by first-time authors, never make it past the “first reader” who for all practical purposes is a gatekeeper of sorts. This person’s job is to weed out manuscripts that do not fit certain established submission criteria. However, many never make it to the editor’s desk, simply because they are badly disorganized and downright incoherent. But even if you are self-publishing, you owe it to yourself as well as your readers to develop a theme. Not only will a theme tell what your book is about, it also serves to hold your book together. Every other element — your chapters, for example — should support your theme. It is what keeps you from rambling …

How Long Is Too Long To Market A Book?

Word Count: 888 Summary: So how long is too long to market a book? According to some studies (both formal and informal) marketing (and seeing the results in the form of book sales) can take anywhere from six months to two years, it all depends on what you want to get out of it. Ideally though, you should plan to market your book ongoing — if, that is, being an author is a career choice and not a hobby. If it’s a hobby then don’t put any more time into it than you have to, or you might not choose… Keywords: writing, book sales, book marketing, published author, writing books Article Body: So how long is too long to market …

How eBooks Can Be Very Valuable

EBooks have a number of benefits over the traditional book. These include the following: Cheaper to create Quicker to create Easier to target a wide market High profit potential More versatile than traditional books Lets look at each of these points in turn: Cheaper to create: The eBook can be created on a shoestring budget since it is possible for its publishing and marketing costs to be minimal. On the other hand the traditional book has a higher cost structure. This means the author will have to overcome a tough sales target before they even consider making a profit on the book. The costs the author will incur if he follows a traditional book format include: Publishing costs The profit …

How Publishers Use Reader Reports to Make Contract Offers

Congratulations! You’ve cleared the first hurdle in commercial publishing. Whether through an agent or your own submission, the editor is interested in your book proposal (a package that included your proposal, one or two sample chapters, and your biography). The next step in this delicate dance is the Reader Report: a market feedback tool used by an editor as part of the publishing decision process. A “reader” is someone the editor trusts for his or her commercial acumen. In other words, readers help the editor decide if your book concept is salable. The editor solicits opinions from an eclectic mix of readers, reflecting different tastes and topic viewpoints. For example, two people might be interns or editorial assistants within the …

Article Marketing: Dress Up Your Own Site

Word Count: 425 Summary: Article directories provide a great service to prolific authors. Still, there are rules and regulations you must follow in order to have your articles served up. In addition to marketing through directories, it is paramount for you to have your own site. Matt shares details with you on how he achieved a high performing site by following a few simple tips. You can too! Keywords: article writing, article marketing, article views, articles, ezines, article directories, sales Article Body: Article directories are a great way to submit high quality articles, have webmasters pick them up, and for you to reap great back links to your site. Still, all directories have restrictions and these restrictions can limit the …

Creating a Effective and Informative Booklet is the Key for a Successful Booklet

Word Count: 290 Summary: Booklet is a promotion tool used by companies to market their products and services. Booklets is a information documents usually printed in colors, The different types of booklet are pamphlets, leaflets, catalogs, annual reports and guides to name a few. Keywords: booklet design, booklet printing, booklet marketing, printing Article Body: While designing a booklet from a business perspective you have to keep in mind the layout, imposition and its printing. You should be very careful while planning your booklet. The margin in the booklet should have enough room to insert the holes for binding. Choose a two color or four colors for your booklet which will workout cheap on a low budget. Booklet cover :- Booklet …

Consider Self Publishing in Ebook Format

Word Count: 634 Summary: learn how to self publish your book online in ebook format. Keywords: ebook, ebooks, e-books, e-book, self publishing, writing, authors, editing, fiction, non-fiction Article Body: Today, more than every before authors are presented with publishing opportunities that have never existed before. This is not to understate the hard work that authors have to go through to get recognition, write great books, and make a full time living from their passion of expression. However, it is to say that today, due to advances in communications technology, authors can now get their books distributed much easier than they could a decade ago. One very popular way that authors are distributing their work is digitally through ebooks. Digital books …

Choosing the Right eBooks to Sell on eBay

Word Count: 529 Summary: As you may already understand, there is a great deal of profit potential in the field of eBook sales. Many have found they can generate substantial earnings by selling eBooks on eBay, for instance. Keywords: ebay, ebooks, selling ebooks, powerseller, ebay ebooks, private label, planetsms Article Body: As you may already understand, there is a great deal of profit potential in the field of eBook sales. Many have found they can generate substantial earnings by selling eBooks on eBay, for instance. There are a variety of sources that can provide some very solid information on how to operate and manage an eBook selling business. However, many of these great instructional systems fail to provide some very …

Decorating Books – Cookie decorating book

Word Count: 362 Summary: Decorating books are available for different stuffs like there is a cake decorating book, garden decorating book, Interior decorating book, office decorating book and so on. Keywords: decorating books,cookie decorating bookdecorating book,cake decorating book,garden decorating book,office decorating book,interior decorating book Article Body: Decoration Books is one of the best guides that help you to decorate your favorite places and things. In simple words with the help of decorating book you can decorate your house, garden, office, cakes, cookies, etc. It has the best collection in most of the topics that a decorator seeks for. With decorating book you can make a well-decorated output. It doesn’t matters whether you are a good decorator or not but with …

How To Sell More of Your Ebooks Online

Have you written an e-book? An e-book is a digital document that can be sold online in a purely digital form. Thus, unlike with selling a physical product, the fulfillment of an e-book is done completely online. This is great for you, the author, since you can completely automate the order taking and fulfillment processes. Once you have the fulfillment process automated, the question becomes how to market the e-book online in order to get people to buy it. “How do I effectively market my e-books online?” is one of the most common questions I hear from my clients. Here are five tips that will help you sell more of your e-books and generate more revenue: – Find a target …

How to Market Your Ebook

Writing and marketing your own ebook is an excellent way to help build your online and/or home business. Being able to offer your own informative, quality ebook will establish you as someone who knows what they are talking about. This will earn you trust and respect and go a long way towards building your online presence. People will start coming to you and your site when they need products, advice, support, help, etc. thus bringing you many more customers and /or subscribers. There are many ways to market your ebook. Some of the best ways are listed below: Put your ebook in your sigtag along with a free bonus. The free bonus will attract more people and bring in more …

How to Improve Book Sales

Have you written a book? Has your book been published? How many books have you sold? The average number of total books sold for a typical book is only 1,000 copies. This can lead to a loss in profits and drop in your business representation. How can you avoid a low number of sales? One key step is to create a quality mailing list. A quality mailing list is one that has customers with whom you have established a relationship. Your mailing list can be increased further if you work with another author or several authors. Working with other authors to create a book allows you to swap lists and promote the book together. Thus you have access to thousands …