Thinking of self-publishing via Amazon’s Kindle ebooks…

  • It’s gotta be free, damnit! I ain’t paying a dime for a no-name author who doesn’t have a pub house! 0 (0.0%)
  • $0.99. I’m a cheapskate, but I realize you do deserve some compensation for your original stuff. 1 (50.0%)
  • $3.99. It’s not a physical book, so it’s not as valuable to me. But I’m willing to splurge a little. 0 (0.0%)
  • $5 or more. The bigshot bigname authors’ ebooks cost at least this much, so why shouldn’t your stuff? 1 (50.0%)
  • I don’t care for ebooks, so I won’t buy one. Now a physical copy, on the other hand… 0 (0.0%)
  • You couldn’t pay me enough to read your crap! 0 (0.0%)

I really need your help on this, guys. I need to know if people are genuinely interested enough in my writing to read my original work, and if you think the original stuff should be published.

Kindle is the best option that I’ve considered, as a struggling author trying to get my “big break”, because Kindle’s not like a vanity or subsidy publisher. Meaning it won’t cost me a dime to publish, and I get to keep 70% of the royalties (the rest goes to Amazon for hosting the ebook file).

Naturally, if my self-publishing career is fruitful, I’ll eventually sell physical copies, as well. But like I said, I need to know whether or not to go for it, and what people will be willing to spend on something written by me.

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Mostly, I write stuff. And, like the Egyptians and the Internet, I put cat pictures on my walls. Also, I can read your Tarot.

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