How Much Money is there in E-publishing?

February 18, 2008 at 6:21 pm (Romance Books, Samhain) (, , , , , , , , )

I think the answer depends on if you’re an author or a publisher 🙂

 Emily Veinglory had a short post on 2007 earnings over at the Erotic Romance blog.  In the comments other people shared their earnings and their opinions.  And as usual whenever money comes up the comments become a bit of a pep ralley about the advantages of being an e-published author over a NY publisher (with Harlequin being mentioned by name.)

 One person commented that her backlist of e-books was really starting to make a difference in her royalty check each month.  While this is a plus of being e-published, I believe that most of the NY publishers are catching on to the $$$ to made by e-books.  My guess is that this digital, always-available backlist is going to aid mid-list NY published authors’ earnings as well.  I don’t know how contracts are worded for NY authors – I’m sure they don’t get monthly royalties like e-pubs – but I’m pretty certain agents aren’t going to let the publishers make all the money on the e-books.

 I recently heard a Harlequin author speak about her earnings.  She releases an average of 3 catagory novels in a year and over a 2 year period she’ll make around $20,000 per book.  That’s not just an advance, but total earnings from domestic and foreign sales.   This author asked not to be mentioned by name, but I trust what she was saying because it was face to face.

Something to think about.

~Margo

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Sexy (Cartoon) Men: The Winx boys are Hot

March 31, 2007 at 9:58 pm (Margo Lukas Books, Romance Books, Samhain, Sexy Men)

Okay, I admit it.  I have to watch the Winx Club every Saturday morning.  I even put a tape in the night before so I don’t miss it.  There’s action, romance, cool clothes, and…sexy cartoon guys 🙂  Sky is dreamy, but my fave is Riven, the bad boy.

Riven

Come on.  Look at that hair.  And the British flag shirt.  He’s the punk rocker of the fairy realm.

Also had a good day of MBaMHalf Moon Rising hit #7 on the top ten seller list.  What a great way to end the week 🙂

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Check out What’s New at Samhain:

February 27, 2007 at 9:40 pm (Romance Books, Samhain, Sexy Men)

Don’t you think the covers are getting better and better?  More sexy male chests! Yeah!!! I can never get enough of those 🙂

What Mattered MostMinderKiss and TellKing of Dragon, King of MenHaley's Cabin

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Samhain Release Day: Abhainn’s Kiss by Carolan Ivey and more!

February 20, 2007 at 2:04 pm (Romance Books, Samhain)

Abhainn's Kiss

Avalon reborn…

Hidden away on a misty island off the Irish coast all her life, Abhainn has no idea she is the last of her Faery race—until a troll tries to kill her.

Her peaceful world shattered, she has only days to fulfill her destiny. She must defy a curse that dooms her to hide from the sun, and take her rightful place in the Great Circle on the Isle of Avalon. Only Abhainn can restore the balance of Dark and Light, and heal the rift between humans and Fae. That’s a tall order for a one fragile Faery.

Michael Craig is on a quest of his own, one grounded in cold, hard reality. Fairy tales? They’re for children and dreamers. But when he rescues Abhainn from certain death with an accidental kiss, he finds himself thrown into a very different reality. One he’s reluctant to accept, even as it unfolds before his eyes. Only one thing holds him there—Abhainn will die without him.

Abhainn’s life depends on Michael’s kiss, his sword arm…and his ability to believe.

Warning: This book contains violence, unruly Faeries, scary sea creatures, evil queens, graphic sexual content and language.

Other Samhain Books releasing today:

The Wyndmaster's LadyCarinian's SeekerThief of HeartsHeron's CallMortified MatchmakerThe Wolverine and the RoseNever The Same

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