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SmashwordsTake on Indie Authors Pricing

Smashwords: Does Agency Pricing Lead to Higher Book Prices?: " I trust now that whatever decision the DoJ makes, they'll make it with the full knowledge of how it will impact indie authors. As I expressed to the DoJ, indies are the future of publishing."

'via Blog this'

I just joined Smashwords to gain access to markets beyond Kindle. The piece above is of interest regarding the actual prices that make sense in today's marketplace. This is part of my continuing effort to determine how much success one can have as a writer with minimal expense. I say minimal because it took me little time to determine that it makes sense to pay for assistance in properly formatting texts. I checked the prices on four titles I have on Kindle and they were in the neighborhood of $20 on average. I also located a book cover person who produces covers I rather like for around $30 each. It will take several months to get this all going since I have most of my texts available on Kindl…

The (hopefully) true American character

The (hopefully) true American character Combines self reliance with toleranceCombines enterprise with helpfulnessCombines imagination with democracyCombines reverence with non-idolatryThe true American wears nothing on his sleeveAnd would not force another to believe



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Betcha I know what Zimmerman listened to

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes | The Raw Story | Digg Topnews:
Archetype of the buyer of bias tripe The tripe sold by hate merchants every day Underside of hellish culture ripe To explode when the hellish chance holds sway

So saturated are we with outright hate,  even rising up to the level of elected officials,  that the worry and fear you see in these eyes  is merely the sign of a national malaise.


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

By and large luck is the source of wealth

Amazing: The Poorest Households Spend 9% of Their Income on Lottery Tickets | Digg Topnews:
By and large luck is the source of wealth The hard work comes when the pot of gold's in sight If you are poor you operate with stealth Your chances do not match your appetite



Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Mitt is actually a rich guy who can't shut up

A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney - NYTimes.com:
This op-ed is high flown but at the bottom We are all this spectrum Mitt is too It's just that he can't shut his trap But then again the rich ain't me or you"

* Actually I was brought up at the edge of wealth and ran from it at an early age.
But the talkativeness never disappeared.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

There's No Magic Health Care Solution Period

The Genius of the Mandate - NYTimes.com:
There's no magic health care solution period We'll end up with two sides of some reform Some not all the keyword and the real We'll grouse and yell but that too is the norm


Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Cellphone tracking in our sprawl culture

Police Tracking of Cellphones Raises Privacy Fears - NYTimes.com:
Cellphone tracking in our sprawl culture Is a given there's no turning back We're a network linked to everyone Data troves that anyone can track

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes