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These results are from the LiberWriter self publishing survey. You are welcome to use them and share them, as long as you indicate prominently where they came from.www.liberwriter.com
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TimestampHow many books have you published?How many of these books have had an eBook version?How many of these books have had a print version?What percentage of your books have been self-published?Did you self-publish first, or go through a traditional publisher?Fiction or Non-fiction?Genre and subject matterSeriesIs your goal to write professionally?If you have books for sale, how are they doing?What are you doing to market your book?Where did you first publish your book?Where do you plan to publish your book in the future?How much do your books cost?How would you rate your experience self publishing?
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10/8/2014 21:41:4033226-50%Self-published firstFictionerotic romance2YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
SmashwordsAmazon KDP$1-38
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10/8/2014 22:12:1333376-100%Self-published firstFiction
Survival, horror, zombie, apocalypse, history, crime, mystery, fantasy, epic, heroic, religious
3Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$1-38
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10/8/2014 22:33:261010976-100%Self-published firstFictionFantasy4YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media, Live events and appearances
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$4-68
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10/8/2014 22:39:4611176-100%Self-published firstFictionScience-fictionYes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$1 or less8
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10/8/2014 23:09:2211176-100%Self-published firstFictionScifi1Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Other social mediaAmazon KDP$1 or less10
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10/9/2014 2:21:0855176-100%Self-published firstFiction
Romance,children's,erotica
5Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-39
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10/9/2014 20:36:221176-100%Self-published firstFictionbiographicalUnsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDP$16-257
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10/9/2014 21:34:3333376-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
Espionage, political, thriller, memoir
3YesSteady side income
Web site, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$4-67
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10/9/2014 21:38:4544376-100%Self-published firstFictionSaucy;funny.
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10/9/2014 21:39:5199976-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
Gothic Historical Romance
4YesSteady side income
Web site, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon Kd
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10/9/2014 21:40:231011026-50%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
short stories, tech
4YesVery well, thanks!
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP, Google Books, Print on demand service
$4-67
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10/9/2014 21:40:506660-25%Self-published firstFiction
Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, paranormal, erotica,humour
YesSteady side income
Web site, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPTraditional publishers$4-65
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10/9/2014 21:43:3699976-100%Fiction
Gothic Historical Romance and Mystery Paranormal
4YesSteady side income
Web site, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP, Amazon KDP and Createspace and Barnes and Noble
$4-69
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10/9/2014 21:43:5310101076-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
I am a representative for at least 30 authors
5YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook, Blast email, Reviewers, Interviews, Book Signings
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$16-2510
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10/9/2014 21:43:5744376-100%Self-published firstFiction
3 are saucy;funny. 1 is romance;loss;travel
3Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Facebook
I published 3 as paperbacks
Amazon KDP$4-68
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10/9/2014 21:44:2266276-100%Self-published firstFiction
Mystery, Christian, Time Travel, Teen
5YesEnough to live off ofAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble
$4-610
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10/9/2014 21:44:251010100-25%Self-published firstFiction fables1Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook, Blog sites,
Smashwords$1-32
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10/9/2014 21:51:4588476-100%Self-published firstFiction
historical, romance, GLBT
Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media, reviews
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$4-610
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10/9/2014 21:52:5172876-100%Self-published firstNon fiction
Business, entrepreneurship ( real estate )
5Unsure / maybeSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Most are texts & workbooks in conjunction with proprietary classes I teach.
Via my workshop programs
Internet, off my website$26-502
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10/9/2014 21:54:491011026-50%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
theatre, spanish
No
Pays for dinner once in a while
Nothing
Print on demand service
Create Space, Lulu$16-255
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10/9/2014 21:56:0077776-100%Self-published firstFictionThrillers5YesVery well, thanks!
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDP
Apple iBooks Author, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$4-610
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10/9/2014 21:56:1151426-50%Traditional publisher firstNon fictionpolitics1No
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Twitter, Other social media
Amazon KDPdo not$4-61
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10/9/2014 22:04:56
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10/9/2014 22:05:4911176-100%Self-published firstFictioncozy mysteryUnsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
NothingAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$7-1010
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10/9/2014 22:10:0344176-100%Self-published firstFiction
Paranormal,fantacy,fiction
3Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Nothing
Print on demand service
Undecided$1-33
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10/9/2014 22:12:1033176-100%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
Social; true crime; thriller
1Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Mailing list, Twitter, Other social media
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP, Barnes & Noble$7-109
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10/9/2014 22:13:2977376-100%Self-published firstFiction
romance, mystery
Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
smashbooks
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service, smashbooks
$1-38
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10/9/2014 22:15:0911176-100%Self-published firstNon fiction
Business, sales, home contracting
No
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media, 3rd party promotion
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$7-109
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10/9/2014 22:16:2633176-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
Science Fiction, mystery, Vocabulary Improvement
1Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP$1-32
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10/9/2014 22:20:4433176-100%Self-published firstNon fictionconspiracies2Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service, gumroad
$1-310
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10/9/2014 22:26:4199951-75%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
literary fiction, poetry, historical fiction, creativity,
3YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Other social media, Goodreads
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$4-610
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10/9/2014 22:32:4633376-100%Self-published firstFiction
Crime Fiction, thriller
YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Conferences, Speaking
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$4-68
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10/9/2014 22:34:0855476-100%Self-published firstFiction
Children's books. Adult literacy book
Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web siteAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo
$1-38
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10/9/2014 22:38:0477376-100%Self-published firstFiction
contemporary romance, erotic romance
4YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPdid others already$1-38
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10/9/2014 22:48:401021076-100%Self-published firstNon fictionOutdoors3YesEnough to live off of
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook, Press releases
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$16-257
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10/9/2014 22:48:4988876-100%Self-published firstFiction
fantasy, romance, ya
5YesEnough to live off of
Mailing list, Paid advertising
Smashwords
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$1-39
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10/9/2014 22:50:3110101076-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
historical fiction, fantasy, myster
3YesEnough to live off of
Mailing list, Bookbub and other advertising
1st book was trad published
Amazon KDP$4-69
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10/9/2014 22:53:2955376-100%Self-published firstFictionEpic Fantasy3Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, Other social media
Amazon KDP
Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble
$1-38
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10/9/2014 22:56:10101076-100%Self-published firstFictionerotica2Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing listAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-37
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10/9/2014 22:57:523376-100%Self-published firstFictionOutdoor fictionUnsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-32
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10/9/2014 23:06:2577676-100%Self-published firstFiction
Science fiction, space opera
5YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Other social media, Promo sites like Book Bub, Ent, etc
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble
$4-68
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10/9/2014 23:17:0955576-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
Historical novels, short stories
Unsure / maybeSteady side incomeWeb site, NothingCanadaAmazon KDP$11-155
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10/9/2014 23:17:3266676-100%Self-published firstFiction
Fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller, poems
2Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Nothing
CreatespaceAmazon KDP, Createspace$16-2510
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10/9/2014 23:18:101176-100%Self-published firstNon fiction
non fiction-family
3Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$11-155
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10/9/2014 23:23:043376-100%Self-published firstFiction
military, science fiction, adventure
1Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-32
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10/9/2014 23:28:05101100-25%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
phtography, fiction, cookery, history, travel, motoring, more
YesEnough to live off ofWeb site, NothingTradeTrade$16-252
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10/9/2014 23:34:3733351-75%Traditional publisher firstFictionHistory, Viking3Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Other social media
Harper CollinsAmazon KDP$1-34
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10/9/2014 23:35:5344176-100%Self-published firstFiction
natural disaster thrillers, non-erotic romance
Unsure / maybeSteady side income
Web site, Twitter, cheap ads (<$10US)
Amazon KDP$4-68
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10/9/2014 23:35:5822176-100%Self-published firstFiction
science fiction, apocalyptic
2Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing listAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$1-39
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10/9/2014 23:56:4644476-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
Fiction, memoir1No
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Twitter, FacebookAmazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$11-153
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10/10/2014 0:05:3485876-100%Self-published firstFiction
young adult, historical
4Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
LuluAmazon KDP, Lulu$4-68
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10/10/2014 0:13:0910101076-100%Self-published firstFiction
Science fiction, military science fiction, post-apocalyptic
5YesVery well, thanks!
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Promo sites such as BookBub, etc.
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$4-69
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10/10/2014 0:36:1334176-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
baseball fiction, murder mystery, horror
2Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, blog
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-38
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10/10/2014 0:36:371010100-25%Self-published first
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10/10/2014 1:00:3710101026-50%Self-published firstFiction
Children's books
3YesSteady side incomeWeb site, FacebookAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-310
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10/10/2014 1:26:2411176-100%Self-published firstFiction
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10/10/2014 1:30:3311176-100%Self-published firstFiction
General fiction;conservation; nature;fantasy;reincarnation
Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Facebook, Book launch here and there
Amazon KDPDepends$11-157
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10/10/2014 1:30:4710101076-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
paranormal romance, non-fiction self-editing, urban fantasy, light science fiction, new adult romance
5YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service, Draft2Digital
$1-35
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10/10/2014 1:38:374240-25%Self-published firstNon fiction
biology, family history, genealogy
1No
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$26-5010
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10/10/2014 2:57:333130-25%Traditional publisher firstNon fictionpolitical scienceNo
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Facebook, Linkedin
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$16-258
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10/10/2014 3:37:19110-25%Self-published firstNon fictionArtNo
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
BlogApple iBooks Author$1-310
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10/10/2014 4:06:2341376-100%Self-published firstFiction
Coming of age, Gay, Erotica, BDSM,
1Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing listAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-37
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10/10/2014 4:37:091010176-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
multiple genres, science fiction, fantasy, crime fiction, historical romance, historical fiction, mystery, thriller
Unsure / maybeSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Other social media
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, ARe, DriveThruFiction, XinXii, Scribd, Narcissus
$1-38
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10/10/2014 5:03:592330-25%Self-published firstNon fictionautobiography3No
Pays for dinner once in a while
some emailLulu$11-159
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10/10/2014 5:15:5544276-100%Self-published firstFiction
Young adult fantasy/romance/dystopian
3YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Paid ads, like Bookbub
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$4-68
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10/10/2014 5:46:1110101051-75%Traditional publisher firstFiction
romance--erotic; SF; contemporary; erotica
4YesEnough to live off of
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-310
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10/10/2014 7:27:33103100-25%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
mystery, romance, biography
Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Nothing
8 different publishers
not sure$7-101
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10/10/2014 8:23:181110-25%Self-published firstNon fictionreligionNo
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-31
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10/10/2014 9:24:5911176-100%Self-published firstFictionMystery1Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDP$7-107
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10/10/2014 11:10:313376-100%Self-published firstFiction
sport, satire, humour, science fiction
5Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$4-65
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10/10/2014 11:42:21112Traditional publisher firstFiction
romance, adventure
Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
FacebookAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$1-35
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10/10/2014 12:06:320110-25%Self-published firstNon fictionhealthUnsure / maybeWeb site, Mailing list
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP$16-251
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10/10/2014 12:34:3433176-100%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
thriller, mystery, adventure
2Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$4-64
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10/10/2014 13:43:1711Fiction
sci-fi/history mix.
3YesNothingsmashwords
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10/10/2014 13:46:1111Fiction
sci-fi/history mix.
3YesNothingsmashwordssmashwords$1-31
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10/10/2014 13:53:4722176-100%Self-published firstFictionhistory1Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web siteluluPrint on demand service$1-33
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10/10/2014 14:50:320176-100%Self-published firstFictionFantasy, SiFi5No
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Other social mediaAbbott PressTraditional$4-61
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10/10/2014 15:20:574140-25%Self-published first
Fiction, Non fiction
1YesSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP$7-101
81
10/10/2014 16:10:4543476-100%Self-published firstFiction
women, suspense, mental health issues
2Unsure / maybeSteady side income
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, friends
my own publishing company
????$11-155
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10/10/2014 16:14:5711176-100%Self-published firstNon fiction
weight loss and maintenance
1Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook, Other social media
Amazon KDP$1-310
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10/10/2014 16:21:5411176-100%Self-published firstFiction
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Philosophy, Theology, Adventure
3Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Nothing
Amazon KDP, Kobo, Print on demand service
$4-68
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10/10/2014 17:15:1322176-100%Self-published firstFiction
fiction, familysaga
2No
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
NothingAmazon KDP$1-36
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10/10/2014 17:57:3722176-100%Traditional publisher firstFiction
Post Apocalyptic Romance, Romance,
5Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
AuthorHouse Publishing
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Kobo, Print on demand service, CreateSpace
$11-158
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10/10/2014 18:32:246676-100%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
Thriller, Science Fiction, War, YA, Fantasy
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Print on demand service
$1-39
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10/10/2014 19:08:281110-25%Self-published firstFictiondrama, thrillerYes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site
https://www.clubedeautores.com.br
Amazon KDP$16-255
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10/10/2014 19:10:5922276-100%Self-published firstFiction
Fantasy, medical suspense
Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, Twitter, Facebook
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP$11-153
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10/10/2014 19:11:241176-100%Self-published firstFictionmilitaryUnsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
advertisingAmazon KDPAmazon CreateSpace$1-38
90
10/10/2014 19:11:4922276-100%Self-published firstFiction
Fiction Mysteries
2Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Web site, FacebookPalibrio
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble
$11-158
91
10/10/2014 19:31:0510101026-50%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
romantic suspense, middle grade children's fiction, writing guide
1Yes
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media, Guest blog posts, ads for sales
Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service, Smashwords
$1-35
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10/10/2014 19:51:550
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10/10/2014 19:53:29010-25%Self-published firstFiction
war, romance, intrigue
Unsure / maybe
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
Other social mediaAmazon KDPAmazon KDP$4-63
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10/10/2014 21:23:1544226-50%Traditional publisher firstNon fiction
Business, training
NoSteady side income
Web site, Mailing list, Facebook
Amazon KDPAmazon KDP, Barnes & Noble$16-257
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10/10/2014 22:11:2565351-75%Traditional publisher first
Fiction, Non fiction
How-to, Sailing, Flying, Military (MIA)
3Unsure / maybe
Pays for dinner once in a while
NothingInfinity, AmazonConventional publisher$4-63
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10/11/2014 3:10:3143476-100%Self-published firstNon fiction
History, Children, Health
No
Pays for dinner once in a while
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, Other social media
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP, Print on demand service
$11-1510
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10/11/2014 3:37:2611176-100%Self-published firstFiction
Historical Fiction
No
Pays for dinner once in a while
Word of mouth
Print on demand service
Amazon KDP$7-102
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10/11/2014 8:50:341021076-100%Self-published firstNon fictionSelf helpYesFacebook
Print on demand service
$11-158
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10/12/2014 3:12:599990-25%Self-published firstFiction
Fantasy, science fiction
3YesVery well, thanks!
Web site, Mailing list, Twitter, Facebook, goodreads
I use all venues
Amazon KDP, Apple iBooks Author, Google Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Print on demand service
$4-610
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10/12/2014 7:35:3522176-100%Self-published firstFiction
satire, adventure
Yes
Tumbleweeds blowing through empty streets...
word of mouthAmazon KDPsmashwords$1-35
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