Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Neil Ostroff

I’m sure if you’re a reader or author you’ve heard about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program for ebooks. For a monthly fee a reader can now purchase an unlimited amount of Kindle ebooks for as long as they remain members. I’ve done a bit of research and here’s what I’ve discovered.

Although Amazon Kindle Unlimited does sound ominous to the author, when it comes to royalty payments, it actually does have some pretty fantastic perks.

For one, an author will no longer see that dreaded return unit in their monthly sales reports. Once a book is downloaded and the first 10% is read the author gets a full royalty whether the book is read entirely or returned.

Second, the book is now in the Kindle Owners Lending Library so a reader is much more apt to experiment with an unknown author because it isn’t costing the reader anything to see what the book is about. This program will allow for more experimental stories to be published. Books that a reader may be wary to spend money on can now be read as a part of Kindle Unlimited. Imagine how that frees both writer and reader to experiment outside their comfort zones. This may lead to some pretty amazing discoveries and breakthroughs.

Third, the fund for these books is ever increasing

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Successful Querying: It’s Not All About The Letter. - Women Writers, Women Books : Women Writers, Women Books
  2. Writer Unboxed » The Aspiring Writer’s Dictionary
  3. Fiction University: How I Stay Motivated During the Tough Times
  4. Ghostwriting FAQs: should you get a ghostwriter, do you want to become one? | Nail Your Novel
  5. The 6 Worst Things To Say To Your Literary Agent - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  6. A Writer’s Guide to Stop Panicking and Get the Most from a Critique
  7. Take Your Eyes Off The Rearview Mirror | Molly Greene: Writer
  8. Amazon Products Visualization - YASIV
  9. Facebook for Grownups- Are you Marketing with Social Media? - Jeffbullas's Blog
  10. Web Sites - Is Your Website Dead or Just Sleeping? A Vital Six-Point Checklist for Your Site : MarketingProfs Article
  11. How to Create the Perfect Social Media Post
  12. The Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Writers by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  13. Content - Create Compelling Marketing Videos That Educate and Entertain [Infographic] : MarketingProfs Article
  14. The Creative Penn Blog: Helping you write, publish and market your book | The Creative Penn
  15. How to Build a Blog that Has Lasting Impact Upon Its Readers : @ProBlogger
  16. Neil Ostroff: Amazon Kindle Unlimited Is Changing Everything! | Book Marketing Bestsellers
  17. How can writers handle the changes in publishing?  via @RachelleGardner
  18. Writers Are Opening Up About Money. That's a Good Thing.
  19. It’s 2011 All Over Again | The Passive Voice |
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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