I’ve been quiet in here lately. Doing a lot of thinking, a bit of planning, and a lot of resting. I had no idea how tired I was.
But I’m not so tired now, and cool things are happening.
First, thanks to Margaret Fisk, the HollyShop affiliate program is finally working, and the first commissions are starting to land in folks’ accounts.
You do not have to have bought Create a Character Clinic to join the affiliate program. If you just want to make some money, that’s fine. Join, post links in your community sigs, e-mail sigs, or on your site or weblog, and start getting paid.
Second cool news. The full store will open on Friday, (the day after tomorrow). Why is this cool news?
Because it makes possible the thing I hinted at, but that I haven’t been talking about, and that I have, in fact, been holding my breath about, just in case it turned out not to be possible to implement. It’s possible, it’s doable, it’s just about done, and it starts on Friday.
I’m opening up the shop to e-books by other writers.
One of the most frustrating things about being a full-time professional writer is dependence on publishers’ schedules when getting paid. This can be a nightmare; a lot of us have been there.
Shop.HollyLisle.Com will pay authors monthly, and thanks to Margaret’s beautiful programming, authors will be able to track their sales, see the exact amount of money due to them at any time, and have their payment land monthly in their PayPal account. Affiliates will be able to link to and sell any book on the site, authors can place their books on any other site (that doesn’t impose restriction) if they choose, and authors can be affiliates as well, and make some extra money that way.
I won’t be accepting everything. For now, I’m interested in seeing:
Manuscripts between 20,000-50,000 words
On writing or other subjects of interest to writers (finance, research, subjects that would make interesting background for fiction)
You’ll retain all rights to your book, and it can be removed from the store the same day you request its removal by email.
You’ll determine the amount of money you want to make per book (understanding that on sales made through affiliates, up to 33% of the sale price will go to the affiliates.)
QUERY only. E-mail queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your credentials and a brief description of the book you want to write. If I accept your manuscript, I’ll help you put it into PDF format and can help you with cover design if you need it.