Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend last weekend – mine was “interesting” to say the least. I ended up getting sick while I was up there, so I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have, but I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better now.
Anyway, enough about that, this week I wanted to talk about something I just found out about – not sure how much truth there is to it, but apparently Amazon plans to pay royalties only on the number of pages that customers actually read. I can see where this would be a good way to encourage fiction writers to make sure their stories keep a reader’s attention through the entire book, but what about for writers of non-fiction books? Not all non-fiction books are necessarily designed to be read all the way to the end – for example my last book, Get Paid to Talk I consider to be more of a reference book that people can refer to to find out more information about companies they can apply with to work from home. People can choose to read it all the way through if they want to, to find out information on all the companies (or at least the ones I’ve found) that hire people to work from home doing phone work, but they don’t have to. And what about people who write recipe books? Same thing, most people who read a recipe book aren’t going to read it all the way through – they’ll probably read any important information at the beginning, then look at only the recipes that interest them.
After re-reading the above paragraph, I decided to look at my eBook to see if I can find more information to add that might make the book more useful – so far I’ve decided to add more information about IRS’s definitions of employee and independent contractor, and definitions of some of the different types of phone jobs I talk about in Get Paid to Talk. So this coming week I plan to start working on that, as well as continue working on transcription for my transcription clients. Hope everyone has a great week, and I would love to hear your thoughts about Amazon paying royalties only on the number of pages that customers read.