Tiny bit excited today as I upgraded my weebly site. It's now a paid site so hopefully folk can connect and receive my blogs and updates directly once they have submitted their email address. Let me know how that works out people.
It's a bit of a con because they rave on about how much cheaper it is to have two years instead of one. I was almost fooled but fortunately decided to work out the exchange rates (it's US dollars ) and include their VAT. The result? purchasing two years is actually dearer than buying one! So one it is.
Before that I decided to catch up with my on-line commitments which I have ignored till now. I've registered with the Public Lending Rights Registration scheme for UK & Ireland. This means if anyone takes my novels out of the public library to read I will also receive royalties - didn't know that till recently.
After that I waded through the US tax forms to ensure I'm receiving all the royalties I'm entitled to via Kindle. Another thing I didn't realise, god I'm so naïve at this game, is that Amazon hold back 30% of your money if you publish a book on kindle unless you complete their complicated USA tax law forms.
For example my short story Underworld, has sold a massive 14 copies in 3 years - yes I know I can hardly contain myself either. As Amazon lets you publish for nothing you can either allow them to take a small percentage of it, or a large percentage and let them put it into the kindle library, where, in theory, you can earn heaps more. I thought this a bit of a con so I opted for just selling it as an e-story.
t wasn't a huge price 99p or some such. I thought you might like to know I've made a whooping £3.79. Staggering isn't it? That's because Amazon held back 30% of my royalties, Yeah I know it wouldn't have been much anyway but remember I want to put WOTW on-line at the end of the month. If I can figure out how. Yet to enjoy that night of torture. And so the amount you are losing soon builds up. Anyway Tax forms completed.
Next I need to upload WOTW to Kindle and continue with Aqua proofing. LOL