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 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 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 …

Disabled? Make Money with Private Label E-book Resell Rights

In the United States, there are millions of Americans who are classified as disabled. While many of those Americans are able to go about their normal activities, such as working, there are others who cannot. A disability does not mean that you shouldn’t be able to generate income or support yourself; however, it does mean that you may have to find other ways to do so. One of those ways is a business opportunity that is taking the internet by storm, private label resell rights. Private label resell rights are offered on a number of different products. These products most commonly include, but should not be limited to, e-books, software programs, and content articles. If you are looking for a …

Disabled? Make Money With Private Label E-Book Resell Rights

Word Count: 703 Summary: In the United States, there are millions of Americans who are classified as disabled. While many of those Americans are able to go about their normal activities, such as working, there are others who cannot. A disability does not mean that you shouldn’t be able to generate income or support yourself; however, it does mean that you may have to find other ways to do so. One of those ways is a business opportunity that is taking the internet by storm, private label resell rights… Keywords: Disabled? Make Money with Private Label E-book Resell Rights Article Body: In the United States, there are millions of Americans who are classified as disabled. While many of those Americans …

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 start a business in the book production

The book printing and production is a business which can offer you many satisfactions and its complexity offers you a special beauty. If we want to elaborate an investment plan in view of acquiring the equipments necessary for this, we must create a market study which largely comprises: the publishing houses with their market share, the types of books included in a majority in their portfolio and secondly, the competitive printing houses with their market share and with the advantages and disadvantages of each. As in any company from printing field, the first thing to acquire would be a computer to plate system to facilitate the work of the people from pre-press department. After the computer to plate system, the …

How to Make Your Own PDF Easily

If you are an internet marketer sooner or later you will need to learn how to make your own PDF. I have just learned how to do this for free and easily. First, you might ask why you need to make your own PDFs? There are different reasons. First, by writing and giving away your own e-book you can bring a lot of traffic to your website. Second, you can grow your list in this way. There are a lot of people who are looking for free information on the internet. E-books are more valued than web pages or other reports or articles. People will be happy to sign up to your list to get the free e-book. Third, by …

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 …

How To Get A Book Published – The Competition Is Tough In The Book Publishing Industry

How to get a book published is a question every author asks themselves. How difficult is it to get a book published by a commercial book publisher? Well the odds are better gambling in Las Vegas. It has been estimated that 25 million people in the United States consider themselves writers and only 5% have been published anywhere. At any one time 5 to 6 million manuscripts are looking for a publishing home. Most major book publishing houses, and many small presses, will not accept submissions that aren’t represented by a literary agent. During the research of The Publishing Primer: A Blueprint for an Author’s Success, we asked literary agents how many unsolicited query letters/proposals/sample chapters, they receive. For the …

How to Find a Book Using Online Bookstores

Looking for improving your gaming skills by reading some of the best books on professional gaming that are around? That is a good idea, but, and as you may have already noticed, it is easier said than done. Once you go online to one of the many online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes and Ruble and can type in a phrase you get a long list (if you are lucky) of potential books. What do you do then? How do you know which book suits you? And if you even could figure that out, how do you know the book is worth anything? Many of the authors are pros, but, then, you can also easily land up on amateur …

How to Distinguish Rare Books From Hard-to-find Books

Mr Wills (not his real name) owned an antiquarian bookshop in one of the up-market malls in Rosebank, Johannesburg in the 1980’s. He was a quirky, bad-tempered Englishman who made you quake if you set foot in his shop but his books were superlative. One just knew that books this beautiful had to be rare books. Take for instance the account, with illustrations, of two Dutch explorers in the 17th century, Ensigns Bergh and Schrijver, into the hinterland of what is now South Africa. To put that in perspective: that was so long ago in human history that the black speakers of Bantu languages had not yet come down the African continent to South Africa. The Europeans had yet to …

How to Create your own ebook and profit from it…WITHOUT EVER WRITING A SINGLE WORD!

Many people are making serious money online through eBooks. However, many who have tried to do so as well have failed because writing a quality ebook is very hard to do. The good news is, you can now have your own ebook, sell it, and make great profit without having to write a single word yourself! I assure you will make profits in a week! It has worked for me, and it has worked for many other people as well! Here are some tips that will help you get started: 1. First, find a niche. Finding a niche is the hardest thing you’ll have to do, and it’s not difficult at all! To find a great topic to write about, …

How to Create a Professional Ebook Design

When you publish a book, one of the most important parts of the e-book is the e-book cover design. It has to interest the potential reader to buy and read the book. To do this, you can either enlist the services of a graphic design compiler, or pay him a sum of money, or struggle with the different templates available in the internet. The best buy would be to use the Cover Factory Version 2 windows program that allows anybody to create a beautiful e-book cover design in minutes. There are many services and people around to help you in building an e book. In building, it means giving the final touches to the e-book. They help in the proofreading …

Home Exchange Academy e-Book

Home Exchange vacationing has been around for in excess of half a century and during that time, countless businesses have sprung up, eager to reap a living from promoting the concept. A few have weathered the trials of time and still remain today, but the vast majority has fallen by the wayside, although quickly replaced by fresh contenders. This has left the inexperienced swapper with next to no guidelines, no course of action when selecting a club to join. A few books on the general subject of home exchange have come and gone, but none have taken the aspiring home exchanger by the hand and walked him through the entire process step by step. That is, until now … A …