Staying on top of the game.

In an industry that’s forever changing, it’s important to keep abreast of trends and what’s relevant. And once we do, we’ll have to master how to do our level best to stay on top of the game. An author once said in a Clubhouse room I was in, not only are you selling a product, you’re selling your brand. And in order to do that, you need to pay attention to any and all changes that come down the pike. For me, it hasn’t been easy, because things change monthly it not day-to-day and if you don’t have your ear to the ground then you might miss it. Take this new platform Kindle Vella, everyone and their mamma is on it. Unbeknownst to me, Amazon stopped paying authors a bonus for the free reads, and not only that, new readers can’t ‘fave’ a story using the free tokens. Then there’s the ability to return a token if someone doesn’t like the story. To me, it’s robbing the author of what little money they do make. I mean we get half a cent per page read on the KDP program and four cents per paid episode on Vella which doesn’t amount to a whole helluva lot. And I don’t like that policy any more than anyone else who makes next to nothing on their books anyway. I can’t help wondering why Amazon isn’t like Barns & Nobels. They won’t let you return an ebook after you’ve read it. It makes me sick to think how self-published or traditionally published authors are being robbed by Amazon’s policy. These are the things all of us who strive to make a living doing what we love has to endure. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of any and all changes in the industry because it affects the bottom line of every author’s ability to make money. Until next time, where love resides-Temari


Published by TemariJames

Temari is the author of Western and Paranormal Stories

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