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  • Pride and Prejudice Variations

    Each day the freely available Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice sells on the order of 100s copies split out on various different versions of the book (the most popular of which can be found here). But the legacy of Austen not only powers sales of her own books, it also powers sales of so-called […]

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  • A Short Book Empire

    Donald Allan is a very productive writer. He has written 16 books in just a few years. Books that cover a very broad range of subjects. His writings range from “Brain Training” to “Recession Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses”. On the surface he seems quite the Renaissance Man, a polymath of words, but once you […]

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  • What is a Good Sales Rank?

    Self-published authors often ask: What is a good sales rank? Ranking at #1 is obviously great and ranking at #1,000,000 is no doubt bad. But what about all the ranks in-between, what is good enough to make a living as an author? The answer? … It depends. A book priced at $9.99 can sell half […]

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  • Monster Profits

    Children’s books is not a bad niche to be in. The books are short and relatively easy to make and the market is large with a substantial demand for quality works. A good example is the book Goodnight, Little Monster by Bonnie Leick & Helen Ketteman. The book is 34 pages long and has beautiful illustrations […]

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  • Selling Your Book Reports

    Writing a book report is something most of us have done at point or another. Few, however, have tried selling their book reports. The author behind the pen name OneSitting Reads is one of those few people. He (or she) has written a short summary of the book Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by […]

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  • Short Spiritual Bestseller

    Jon Andre Lundal is an expert; an expert at selling short books about spirituality. If you carefully comb our lists you will find that he is the author of four short books about spirituality. Each book is no more than 20 pages long and each focuses on a very specific topic ranging from third eye […]

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  • The Minecraft Miracle Books

    Steve the Noob is not a name that rings as familiar as C.S. Lewis, David Baldacci, or Daniel Silva but if we look at raw book sales Steve the Noob is not out of place among the aforementioned authors. Steve, which is the pen name of a so far anonymous ghostwriter, is both the author […]

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  • Who is Laughing Now?

    Perusing our weekly lists you will find many oddities among the long rows of books listed. A few of the odder ones are written by Jenson Publishing – yes that is indeed the name of the author listed. Jenson Publishing’s gambit is video games or more specifically memes and jokes about them. He (or she) […]

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  • Selling Free

    Books whose copyright protection expire fall into the public domain which means that anyone, anywhere is allowed to do pretty much anything the want with them. This include selling such books for a profit. But since anyone is allowed to distribute public domain books and distribution on the internet is essentially free, you wouldn’t expect readers to […]

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  • Residuals from Calendar Girl

    Early in 2016 the series “Calendar Girl” by writer Audrey Carlan was climbing bestseller lists around the world and interest in the series was at an all times high as evidenced by Google Trends: Today, however, interest in the series has died down considerably but this doesn’t mean that Carlan is going to starve anytime soon. […]

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