Many people have the idea that e-publishing is free to do, and those involved in the process are raking in the money.
TRUTH: there is a bunch of money to be saved, but that doesn’t make it free. Humans toss around words without concern as to what he or she is saying. Well, sometimes, I don’t want to start another stereotype. Think of how often you use ‘everyone’ or ‘no one’ or ‘always’ or ‘never’ or ‘all over.’ That’s usually an exaggeration, but I digress.
The biggest savings in e-publishing is from printing & shipping. Other costs include, but not limited to: maintaining a website, email system (including dealing with security because we got spammed and hacked, too). There’s office space with associated utilities like phone and heat and snacks while we edit (that’s a joke). There is the publisher(s) (the person(s) who gave birth to the business), editors to ensure a quality product, sometimes sales folks, a webmaster or mistress, and the authors who write. Like in any business they share in the profits.
Most authors make little money, as low as zero to ten dollars per month. Remember there is a HUGE amount of competition and customers can be overwhelmed. It’s ok, we know and understand.
Why am I writing this? Because I told a friend my publisher is having a 15% off sale on EVERYTHING. Not just a few selected stories, but 15% off the WHOLE, FLEETING STORE! Why 15% instead of 25 or 50? It’s about balance. It’s a good deal for customers while still letting authors and the rest of the staff wring out a bit of a profit. Balance. The key to success in life.
If you go to a place with a lot of FREE it’s highly likely the quality is lacking. Just a fact (Ok, my opinion, but I speak from experience.) So, please have a go at it (as my British friends say), and check out:
I’d love it if you rushed to my stories, by David Sullivan, but we are a family there and care about each other, so, just treat yourself. Check out all the different categories from straight sex erotica to bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans, fetish, and a bunch more. I’m sure you’ll find something to please you OH SO MUCH! Did I say we care about quality?