Fascinating discussion of eBook pricing:
Here’s the gist of the pricing issue as I understand it. Amazon pays you a royalty of 70% on all Kindle titles priced between $2.99 and $9.99. For e-books priced below $2.99 and above $9.99, Amazon pays a royalty of 35%.
That means, the least you can price your book to get the 70% royalty is $2.99, which will yield you a net royalty of $2.09 per sale. If you opt to price your book at $0.99, then you’ll get 35 cents per sale. In order to get $2.09 in royalties with a book priced at $0.99, you’ll have to sell 6 books.
via How Much Should You Price Your E-Book? | Book Marketing Strategies and Tips For Authors.
Article worth reading on Tagging:
It follows that getting your book tagged can be highly beneficial. Amazon has no objection to you, as the author, tagging your own book, as doing this helps people find your title and gives them a better idea what it is about. Here are a few tips for getting the most from tagging…
* Use your own name as a tag in all your books and e-books. This will make it easier for fans of your work to find other titles you have written.
* Use specific terms that relate to your book. If it’s a history of American motoring, for example, you could use tags such as Ford and Cadillac.
* With a novel, use the place where it is set as one of your tags. Many people like to read novels set in their home town or somewhere they know well. If you have multiple settings, naturally, use all of them.
via How to Use Tags to Help Sell Books or E-Books on Amazon by Nick Daws | Book Marketing Strategies and Tips For Authors.
In another part of the forest, a group of Kurokawa samurai in the command of the guard captain of the summer residence came upon their lord. He was sitting on a rock at the side of the road, and when he made no motion to even indicate he knew they were there, the guard captain dismounted and quickly marched over to kneel before him.
“My lord. Thank the heavens you’re safe!”
“No thanks to you, Captain.” The daimyo declared in a cold angry voice, not even looking at the men. “You will atone for your mistake by the morning, I trust?”
The Inuyama Rebellion- Part Thirteen | Kung Fu Action Theatre.