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March 12, 2013 > My Kindle experience

My Kindle experience

Submitted By June Griffin

You need help with someone very computer literate to put your story on Kindle. Fortunately, I have help from a son.

If you are an unknown novelist like me, you will not make money, but it is wonderful to get stories out of your file cabinet and out there! A Kindle site can tell on a daily basis if you have sold something, either in the US or other countries.

As I'm not on Facebook or the like, I am not surprised to see I have only sold 29 books in the U.S. since I first went on Kindle last December, but I am thrilled to find that I sold 14 books in England and I'm amazed to find that I sold one book each in Italy, Germany and Spain!

Kindle recommends pricing books at 99¢, and I have done so, receiving 35¢ per sale. Books in Spain and Germany are priced at 86¢, and I receive 30¢. In England, books are priced at 75¢, and I receive 26¢. This is no way to make money, but it is a fun experience.

Kindle advises paying an artist to create a good book cover. That wouldn't be worth the high price for me. All my books have covers that came from free Clip Art.

My play, Santa's Little Sugarpuff, had many productions in Fremont over the years. Its sequel had one production done by Logan High years ago. Then I wrote a third sequel, not produced. However, I turned those three plays into a series of five novels about a little girl being raised by Santa at the North Pole, who has a life-like robot as her teacher and companion. The stories, written for adults and youngsters alike, take the girl from infancy to the age of 21 and detail her many adventures. These happy stories are available at 99¢ each. Amazon will give free previews of e-books from one to six chapters according to length. All my books can be found under my name.

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