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Can you break even in self-publishing? Editor's Notes #98
May 16, 2011
Hello,

You were born to win, but to be a winner,
you must plan to win,
prepare to win, and expect to win.

--Zig Ziglar


In this issue:

1. Breaking even in book sales
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site

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1.Breaking even in book sales
How many books do you have to sell to break even?

I asked a group of self-publishers that question. Their answers may surprise you. In the article at WritersHelper.com, I break down some of the facts behind the bare numbers.

Even if you plan to go with a trade publisher, knowing about the finances will help you in your contract negotiations.

Read the full article at http://www.writershelper.com/break-even.html

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2.Tickled my funnybone
"Census gives facts on men broken down by age, sex and occupation."

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3. Interesting Web site
Canada's booksellers make some of their sales data available to the general public. This requires a subscription, but if you are in publication for the money, there is a wealth of information at http://www.booknetcanada.ca/

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