View this email in your browser

Sept. 14, 2022

In this issue:
  • Humor
  • Discussion: How much do indie authors make?
  • Sale update
  • Blog link
  • Featured author Sam J. Fires (no interview)
  • Book promos
  • Cartoons
Hi <<First Name>>,

I hope you are enjoying the newsletters. Seeing that I am a new author to you, I thought I would share some of my humorous writing. Here are a few interviews I did with myself:
I have two poetry collections out as well, and many of my poems are humorous or lighthearted. I'd love for you to give my poetry a try. Here's another free book:

Discussion of the Day

What do indie authors make?
Short answer? Not much. Well some do better than others.

I thought Amazon annoyed you?
They can at times, but Amazon is the most popular platform to publish on with 67% of the ebook market share. Nook (Barnes & Noble) comes in second at about 20%, with Apple and Kobo with 5% and 3%. I chose Amazon to take advantage of the large market, ads, and Kindle Unlimited.

So what do you make?
On a $3.99 ebook I make 70% which is $2.75. On a $6.99 paperback I make 60% after the printing costs ($3.05) which makes me a whopping $1.15. 

Most authors try to price their paperback so that they make about half of what they do for an ebook. If I wanted to make the same my paperback would have to be $8.99, which I think would dissuade readers.

Hey. Then why is your first poetry book $10.99?
I didn't know how many books I was going to write so I priced it to receive higher royalty. Once my contract is up with the distributor (Friesen Press), I'll move it to Amazon exclusively and drop the price. If you want a signed copy (US/CAN), I still have some from my first and only printing for sale and all the profits go to me because they're sitting right there in a box on my shelf.
Speaking of paperbacks:
The View from Here sale update
I posted this last week, now I checked the price and now $3.79 (US only)
I wish I could tell you when it will end.

The bonus is that I get the full royalties because I didn't discount it.

Visit my Blog:

Music Monday Sept 5: Obediah Parker with Hey Ya - An interesting cover
Weird Wednesday: First day of school.

Follow me! It'll be fun!
Reads From StoryOrigin and BookFunnel: 

StoryOrigin and BookFunnel allows authors to advertise their books to each other's audience. I hope you have been able to discover a new favorite! 

Featured Author: Sam J. Fires

Sam Fires is the penname of #1 bestselling author of thrilling post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.

Sam lives in an urban jungle in the northeast of England with her two beautiful sons and an exceptionally noisy Bengal cat. Constantly dreaming about end-of-the-world scenarios and how she can plunge her characters into impossible situations, she can only hope they will somehow figure their way to safety. Sam’s characters are imperfect, brave, but able to endure the direst predicaments. A person who would hate to have to survive the elements, Sam wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her own stories.

Sam's book on sale for $0.99!

Kindle Unlimited Free Books

All genres

Check out the currently running promos here:

Discover New Authors 

Free from the desk of Leon Stevens:

Excerpts from the book - Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures for KOBO

  Try my poetry book for free!

A Wonder of Words: Review copy


That's all for this week. Thank you for supporting me on my journey, 


Just checking to see how much of the newsletter you read. Click me?
In my Zazzle Store: There are always sales going on in my store (I don't set them), usually between 10-20% and sometimes as much as 50%!

Lines by Leon on Zazzle

 and many more designs.
There are always discounts on the site, not always all products, but I haven't seen full price often, so check it out for gift ideas.
Book Links: 

Purchase signed paperback direct                  Paperback ($5.99) and Kindle 
from the author: Books/Merch                                       on Amazon     


Poetry Anthology          


Review Links

Visit my Website:
Lines by Leon
Thanks for reading the entire newsletter. You're awesome!

Copyright © 2022 Lines by Leon, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp