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A Walk to Revenge

A Walk to Revenge
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  People often ask which is the best medium to publish books as a self-published author? My answer? It depends on what you want from your book? The biggest online place to publish is without doubt Amazon with 42% of the market share.  However, the question is.  Are they the best? If you are looking at eBook publishing Amazon offer three opportunities.        ·           Kindle Direct Publishing,(KDP) ·           Kindle Direct Publishing Select (KDP Select)    ·           Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP). The next question I ask who are the winners and who are the losers? Amazon – Winners! they have a manipulation on the market which means readers and authors have to have a stake in what they offer with the added benefit of earning money from all parties. Readers – Winners! They have some great options open to them, Author deals, and   KDP for the volume reader. Authors – Losers! I am writing this from an author’s point of view and how, I feel, author’s fal
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People often ask which is the best medium to publish books as a self-published author? My answer? It depends on what you want from your book? The biggest online place to publish is without doubt Amazon with 42% of the market share.  However, the question is. Are they the best? If you are looking at eBook publishing Amazon offers three opportunities.         ·          Kindle Direct Publishing,(KDP) ·          Kindle Direct Publishing Select (KDP Select)   ·          Kindle Edition Normalized Page (KENP).   (KDP) payments are paid at two rates. KDP at 35% KDP select at 70%   KDP 35%- This is an offer that allows you to sell your eBook on amazon for a royalty of 35% of the book sale price. The plus side to this is you are free to sell your eBook anywhere in addition to Amazon. The obvious downside is you are taking a reduced royalty, some find not being at the behest of selling their eBook only on Amazon as a major advantage. This is the simplest format really, you decide to sell at 35%
 A Snippet from SARTORI   Alessandro placed the iron on Fitzroy’s thigh, now on the top setting of six. H e pressed hard, not lightly as he had with Pitt.  Fitzroy screamed as t hick grey smoke billowed from the flesh as it penetrated,  Jonty turned and heaved as the putrid smell of the burning flesh entered his nostrils.  Alessandro continued to smile, he counted to seven, very slowly.  Fitzroy had never experienced pain like it. He could smell his own burning, melting, oozing flesh. “That’s long enough Alli,” Gus shouted. Alessandro began lifting the iron, at first it stuck to the melted flesh welding it to Fitzroy's leg. As Alessandro yanked the iron from the leg the skin peeled with it,  there was a stretch of skin still attached to both the leg and the iron. Alessandro pulled harder to release the iron from the skin. Jake looked on, the scene reminded him of all the adverts used to tempt people into buying pizza. Somebody lifts a slice of pizza from the main body, the mozz
 A photo I took in the Graveyard at Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for the Dracula stories by Bram Stoker.
Being an avid Manchester United fan, I was pleased to see them get into the champions league, but new signings are needed if we are to compete with City and Liverpool, strengthen the defence and a talisman up front
I have been trying to look at IngramSpark to see about selling through them. I found their system so unuser friendly, the script loaded fine, but the cover was a nightmare, The template they give is a great idea, but you need Adobe to work with it, and I have used all my free allocations up with them, If anybody knows a way around it I am interested. The best I have done is transferring it from microsoft one drive.