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Do Amazon and Createspace rip off Indie publishers with failure to correctly report sales?

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Amazon: Christian Authors Beware

Marketing Christian Books

Amazon is a massive giant and growing. Consider the following facts:

  • Half of all U.S. households are subscribed to Amazon Prime.
  • Half of all online shopping searches start directly on Amazon.
  • Amazon captures nearly one in every two dollars that Americans spend online.
  • Amazon sells more books and toys than any retailer online or off.
  • Amazon sells 67% of all ebooks and 64% of online print book sales.

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As an author, you cannot ignore Amazon.

Recently, the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) published the results of a study they conducted. The study “Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities” provides in-depth details on how Amazon is monopolizing the economy, undermining job growth, and weakening communities. Consider a few more interesting factoids:

  • Amazon increasingly controls the underlying infrastructure of the economy.
  • Amazon’s Marketplace for third-party sellers has become the dominant…

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Brandied Yams

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This easy and delicious whipped yam recipe is great for the holidays or anytime. It’s like sweet potato pie without the crust. Read the rest of this entry »

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Indie Fiction Contest

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Indie novelists, listen up. Bookstores Without Borders has launched it’s 2015 LYRA contest. If you want a shot at this year’s $1000.00 grand prize you have until December 31st, 2015 to enter.

Your indie novel qualifies if: Read the rest of this entry »

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If Jesus was on Twitter

A viewpoint to be heeded!

Chris Martin Writes

If Jesus was on Twitter
I bet he’d have millions who would follow
Although most of what He said
Would be too much for the masses to swallow

His hashtag would be #truth
Because that’s all He knows how to speak
He would talk about radical love
And how we’re to stand up for the weak

I doubt he would post the video
Of that time when He walked on water
Instead He might implore us
To be better examples to our sons and daughters

He wouldn’t quote the religious
Instead, He would tell us about His story
How He sacrificed His life
So we could trade our filthy rags for glory

He might even get a retweet
Although many would not understand
It’s not about us and what we want
It’s about the scars in His nail-pierced hands

If Jesus was on Twitter
I’m sure we would give him…

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