September is an important month for authors
I am just going to post this as a public service announcement on behalf of all authors.
We authors as a community love our readers and our fans. Interacting with you guys is one of the absolute best parts of the job. So, most of us never talk about sales or anything that has to do with finances. I know that I am a very private person when it comes to all that.
What I am getting at here is that many of you probably don’t know that September is a very important month for authors because any sales made this month, are what we get two months from now. Which would make that the last pay date before Christmas.
I know there is a myth out there that if you are an author you make a crap ton of money. This is not true. If our book is 99 cents, we make about 30 cents off that book. If our book is 4.99 we make about 3 bucks off of that book depending on where it is sold. It takes a lot of books and a lot of hard work to really make a decent income being author.
I am not writing this to say “Hey, go out and buy my stuff.” It’s a call to our friends and fans. This time for sharing has never been more important. Every time you click share on one of our links or blog posts you are helping feed our families and pay our bills. This business is not dependent only on the author, but on the fans.
So please, remember that sharing is an easy way to help people out and it helps soooo much more than you will ever know.
Thank you everyone for all you do for us. I am eternally grateful for my fans, for without whom I wouldn’t be doing what I love to do.
Jennifer Malone Wright
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.