Friday, December 31, 2010

Authors can buy my books (real books) there now

I just published the first three Sexton Chronicles: Sexton, Sexton Spice, and Storm Clouds Over Sexton as paperback books at Authors Den. Authors Den only charges for printing and that lets me charge a little less for the authors den versions of the books than Lulu. Now there are three places you can by my books: Authors Den, Lulu, and Amazon. 

All things being equal, I'd rather you buy them from Lulu or Authors Den. Amazon charges the same price as Lulu, but I make significantly less from Amazon purchases and I get paid (the significantly less) three months after you make the purchase. It could be up to six months depending on when you buy from Amazon, but Lulu is kind enough to pay based on a promise from Amazon. (That only adds to the credibility of Lulu, in my humble opinion.)

I found the process of publishing real books on Authors Den to be a little clunky. I had to try several times to get the covers to look the way I want them to look. I got there eventually, but it wasn't easier. They're new to the game. I assume it will get better with time.

And I really like the covers. Take a look!


Jeffrey Miller said...

Sounds great, Dave.

How do they pay out?

Keep me posted on what the books are like when you get them.

David J. Steele said...

They pay monthly, 15th of the month for the month prior. They won't pay until they owe you a minimum of $40.00, but they pay check rather than paypal.

I'll be happy to let you know when I get my copy.

My plan is to publish my books everywhere I can. It's still my copyright, so why not?