No matter what opportunities I missed, no matter how many, many ways that I went wrong , amazingly I sold some ebooks. In fact this happened:
Not bad for a shot in the dark.
After the heady numbers of the Amazon Free Promo days, I was sad to see the figures falling, but really, that is once again jumping to conclusions.
If you one book on kindle that nets you £1. 40, for example ( based on a £2.00 sale price and Amazon's generous 70% royalties), then if you sell one a day, you make £9.80 per week £39.20 per month. This will likely be doubled by your Kindle Normalized Pages royalty(based on pages of borrowed books read) which will bring you to £80.00 . One book a day.
But there will be more- won't there? What if there were ten sales a day - not a huge number, surely? And so if there were more books ... Suddenly, there is more chance of you accumulating something that might look like a living.
I have spoken to a number of crime writers who have been able to buy back the rights to their out-of-print back catalog and begun to self publish as ebooks etc.
One said that for the first time in her thirty -year traditional publishing career she is finally making a good living from her work. Hallelujah!