Making some changes

Due to some current policy changes at Amazon, I am having to decided whether or not I will be pulling my titles from their book store. They are changing policy for authors with their publishing. Traditionally through Amazon, the author receives a percentage of the total price of the title. If you buy a book for $1, the author will get .35 to .75 cents of that dollar for their work. Amazon’s changes now put you, the consumer, buying the title for $1 and the author only receiving payment for the pages read. If you buy a fiction anthology and only ready one or two stories, the author gets a percentage of a cent for each page read. The rates I saw were somewhere around .006 cents per page. For me, currently, this is a nuisance. As I have yet to make my passion for writing a marketable, lucrative endeavor, it is simply discouraging to know my work will be devalued. For others who write serialized stories and make a portion of their income from self publishing, this will be a crippling blow. Friends who are writers, musicians, and artists can all appreciate that we do these things for our passion and love for our art but, at the same time, we like getting paid for this. No one wants to be a starving artist and Amazon’s greed is preparing to make that an unfortunate reality for a lot of writers out there. I’d normally encourage you to write an angry letter or pull your support for a company doing this but, realistically, that’s not going to happen. I will likely be removing my titles from Amazon by the end of the month. If you really want to read it, you can find ATLD in the blog still as a serial and at the link below courtesy of Smashwords.

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A Thousand Little Deaths

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About Danno

Dan Lee is a freelance writer, horror fiction author and independent publisher, and horror culture correspondent living in a small town outside a major Southern metropolis. His articles, interviews, editorials, and fictional works continue to run on several sites and publications. He is also one of the resurrectionists behind the return of the Nashville Zombie Walk (2017).
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