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In a recent blog post American fantasy fiction author Jim C Hines, wrote a very interesting insight into the world of digital self publishing . This is a must-read for any budding authors out there who are thinking about putting their work on the internet. In the article Hines outlines some of the trials and tribulations of his working relationship with Amazon, and highlights many of the things self-publishers need to be on the lookout for.

One of the problems he encounters that people looking to self-publish their work through Amazon should be wary of is the random and unexpected dropping of the retail price of the product. His book Goblin Tales was priced at $2.99, from which he would receive a 70% royalty rate, meaning that he would earn approximately $2 for each copy sold. Continue Reading…