One of the most common questions we receive at Booktango is “How can I earn more?” It is a legitimate question. For many of our authors their book was not just something done on a whim. You invested a great deal of time, effort, editing, re-editing, critiquing, designing and promoting your book. Like any good investor, you want to see a return on your investment! As we near the payout window for our Fourth Quarter royalties and many of you are anxiously checking your sales reports, I thought it would be timely to provide three tips to maximize your earnings. Continue reading →
Today we’re making a major announcement at Booktango: the extension of our 100 percent royalty program indefinitely. For authors, this means that you can publish with Booktango knowing that we aren’t taking a cut of your royalties. No hidden fees, no small print, nada. We’ve done the impossible. We’ve made free e-book publishing online even better.
And, we know what you’re thinking: There has to be a catch somewhere, right? Some authors have trepidation when they hear, “you can have it all.” But it’s true, and here’s the mathematical proof.
Not all authors are looking for free e-book publishing online. Some look at our services and decide that they could really use some help. Sure you can (Free)tango, but some authors value their time and choose to go the route of our Time Saver package. Others want to get a leg-up on book promotion and choose our Trendsetter package, which includes 20 BookStubs. Continue reading →
It’s human nature. We all have self talk with ourselves on a daily basis: How am I doing? What could I do better? How do I measure up?
We live in a competitive world with constant pressure to do our best. But in order to have a real understanding of where you stand, you need to have the right measuring stick. Measuring the success of your published e-books is no different.
Working with authors and internal customer service departments for over two years now, I know there is one word that can bring anxiety to an author who is trying to measure their book success: royalties. Continue reading →
Today at Booktango we announced our Rolling in the Green Royalty Program, an e-book publishing first allowing authors to publish for free and keep the entire sales price on all e-books published prior to July 4, 2012. If an e-book is sold for $4.99 through the Booktango bookstore, the author gets the full $4.99. So what about books sold through other outlets? Well, e-book retailers will still take their standard fee, and you’ll get the rest. Booktango takes nothing.
There’s now a whole new sense of freedom in the publishing world because of Booktango. Authors finally have the choice to publish on their own terms, knowing they are earning the highest dollar amount per e-book sold. It’s truly the best time in history to be an author.