READ THIS honest, frank and very important post from my friends Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett.
By Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett
As Indie authors who have had three best-selling novels in the past twelve months AND who have also had eighteen novels published with a small lesbian publisher, we are often asked this question. We don’t normally talk about finances and how much money we make but in this case we want to make an exception.
MYTH: Authors make more money if you buy their book directly from the publisher’s website.
TRUTH: Authors do not make more money. The PUBLISHER makes more money if you buy directly from their website.
That is why publishers hold on to a book at their website for a month or more before putting it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble or other platforms. They make more money at their website. But they still pay the author the same amount regardless.
Here’s a typical breakdown of monies the author sees…
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