Submitted by Marcel Gagne on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:24
I've been giving a lot of thought to the subject of self-publishing and self-selling ebooks. More specifically, I'm musing about how authors can actually keep more of what they charge for their work.
One of the issues with selling inexpensive ebooks (e.g. $1.29) is that you're left with very little once Amazon has its way since they take 70% on the lower priced items. If you sell them via your own Website using a shopping cart, a chunk of that sale goes to PayPal (35 cents). It's less than Amazon, but it takes a while to make that back. I should also point out that not all eBook stores take as much as Amazon so those percentages vary.