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Deann M Spangler, First off, Welcome to the dream. I wanted to address your question. As a former school teacher, I am very pleased that you took the time to ask. Others might also need to know. My books are listed in the order in which they should be read on my webpage. https://www.opheliakee.com/
Where to begin with my blogs is a bit more daunting. I use this blog to chronicle my author walk. (It has sometimes seemed like an always uphill climb. LOL) As this blog functions much the same way a journal or diary operates, you might want to begin at the beginning. I have gotten better at it as time has gone by, but I do not claim to be any kind of expert. There are, however, many things about writing, publishing, and marketing that I have learned and am totally willing to share.
If you have questions about my books, my publishing, or my marketing, please feel free to ask. That might be easier than reading all my blog entries and get you the specific knowledge you require a lot faster. If you would prefer a more private conversation, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be happy to help.
For all my longtime followers and any newcomers who want to know more about the behind the scenes, pricing has always been complicated and daunting. How much is a story worth? A collection of stories? How much of a discount is a good discount? Sadly, I would actually like to make some money as I am not independently wealthy. But it is difficult to put a price on an idea. I may have found a way to measure the price for entertainment properly though. I explained in a previous blog about the reasoning behind switching over to publishing short reads. Pricing may be an added good reason to continue to do it.
I chose to charge only $.99 for all of my one hour short read stories. (Apparently one hour short reads are my thing. That lead to breaking many of my longer books into short read parts for a lot of reasons.) Realizing that I needed to offer the short reads in complete volumes even so meant that I needed to make the price for buying all of the books at once a good deal. If you are not aware, authors only make a 35% royalty on books priced under $2.99 so for every short read title, I only make 35 cents. Books priced between $2.99 and $9.99 are eligible for a 70% royalty. That means I can charge half the price of the complete volumes and still earn the same amount of royalties. For readers this is a boon. If you want to buy a complete miniseries, just wait and when all the parts have been published, I will publish a complete volume for only half the price. If you are not sure if you like a title, buy only the first part to taste test. Everybody wins and I have a wider opportunity for readers to find my work as my shelf is continually expanding.
Shameless Self Promotion
Having explained pricing a bit, I must now tell you that I have uploaded Eyrie Iolair: Prodigal Sons as a complete miniseries. It will list price at $4.75 and still be FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The complete volume includes all nine original one hour short read titles and is the full unabridged story. Dread Allies just finished publishing in parts today, so look for a complete volume on that miniseries to be available soon!
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Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.