KDP Select Free (or 5000 copies)

"Consider gain and loss, but never be greedy and everything will be all right." It's been an amazing journey self-publishing my Winston Wong cozy mystery. A truism of self-publishing is that e-books sell better than print copies. With that being said, let's delve into digital sales... KDP Select: Yes or No? Being a part of KDP Select means that you will sell your e-books only through them for a select period of time (90 days at a time, with an option for renewal after). The pros are: 1) … [Read more...]

The Publishing Puzzle

Yattauh Mouhseui: cannot understand; puzzled, lost (lit. head in the fog) A poet named Hoh Daahm Yuh wrote this couplet:"Which is the highest of the cloudy mountains that surround me?I lost my way in the heavy fog."From then on, yattauh mouhseui became a common expression.Taipei 101 in the mist.I feel like I'm yattauh mouhseui whenever I examine the publishing puzzle.  Three options exist: traditional publishing, small press, and self-publishing.  (Look here for a great explanation from an … [Read more...]