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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:33 am

Thanks all, and congratulations as well!
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Re: Success!

Postby Brydar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Ok; it has likely been a year since I have posted on this forum. I am attempting to balance family time, writing, and time on various forums. My first ebook was illustrated by a friend and posted to the Draft to Digital Web site. The book is about 200 pages containing 4 short stories about heroes who are more criminal like than hero. The title is: "Evil is in the eye of..." by Chris Lefebvre

I asked various friends and family what I should charge for the download and the consensus was .99 cents. The reason for the low cost is - it IS my first true submission. Reasonable?
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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:33 am

Brydar wrote:Ok; it has likely been a year since I have posted on this forum. I am attempting to balance family time, writing, and time on various forums. My first ebook was illustrated by a friend and posted to the Draft to Digital Web site. The book is about 200 pages containing 4 short stories about heroes who are more criminal like than hero. The title is: "Evil is in the eye of..." by Chris Lefebvre

I asked various friends and family what I should charge for the download and the consensus was .99 cents. The reason for the low cost is - it IS my first true submission. Reasonable?


I've sold more with eBook Novelette priced over .99 than I did I'd .99. Just because your new, doesn't mean you have to charge very little. Besides, the more people who give away their work for free or really cheap, the harder it is for us ever to charge enough to make more than Amazon does, on our work.
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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:08 pm

I sold a micro (twitter?) length piece to Story Seed Vault @tinystoryseeds that should be posted on 7/23/17. Less than 140 characters still counts right?

p.s. I'm publishing it under the name Jonathan Twain.
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:26 pm

Tangentially related to writing success... my first self-published book, Immortal, just got me my first real, career-based writing job. After 17 years in IT, I get to write for a living and leave tech troubleshooting to others.

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:22 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:Tangentially related to writing success... my first self-published book, Immortal, just got me my first real, career-based writing job. After 17 years in IT, I get to write for a living and leave tech troubleshooting to others.

I'm calling it a win! wotf007


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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:27 pm

A little flower has blossomed in the desert. My story The Ship of Theseus (7400 words) has been accepted for August's edition of Phantaxis.

I liked this story enough to write a sequel already.

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