Lots going on in the coming weeks here at Skidding in Sideways.
Tomorrow, I’ll be participating in the Austenesque Extravaganza with a personality quiz. Come back to find out which minor Pride and Prejudice character you most resemble.
At the end of the month, I’ll be posting my sales numbers for my writer friends. I’ve really been hemming and hawing about doing this because, at first, I felt vulgar about it. I don’t want anyone to think I’m bragging. But then I read a shocking article about publishing contracts that included ebook royalty rates paid to authors, and what I saw there was a gross injustice. In the quest to get published, writers have been giving their work away. Almost literally. I wondered how such a travesty could occur, and then I realized it was because hardly anyone shares numbers in this industry. No one knows what anyone else is selling or earning. There’s nothing to compare your offer to, so how is anyone supposed to know what is a good deal and what is essentially getting the shaft? Well, I’m going to tell you exactly how many sales it took to ascend to the Kindle Top 100 Best Sellers list.
Also, my friend and writing mentor, Kevin Manus-Pennings is releasing his first novel A Shore Too Far on September 7, and he’ll be guest posting here on September 8. That’s his book cover above. Isn’t it fantastic? I’m very excited to see my friends taking advantage of this new opportunity in publishing, and I’m going to be first in line to buy his book on Kindle.