Affiliates and OneMoreWord

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
Nonfiction only
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 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.

Comments? Questions?

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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17 years ago

How many fan letters have to be sent to Baen to get HUNTING THE CORRIGAN’S BLOOD reprinted? Hey, it works for TV shows…

17 years ago

This is an awsome idea Holly. I have a few ideas for non fiction books I would like to write, but I’m not sure if I have the experince behind me yet… But, I probably will make a query in the future, if I can sort my thoughts out!

17 years ago

Wow. You go. etc. etc. etc.

17 years ago

Very cool! 🙂

17 years ago

That is wonderful! I’m hoping that one of your acceptance criteria wil be that the books are as practical as CCC. My biggest problem with most writing books is that they never really tell you how.

17 years ago

Have you ever considered something like what Lawrence Watt-Evans did?

Here’s the link

Basically it’s an installment plan for what he wanted to write and fans wanted to see, versus which series was making money for the publishers.

Really cool.

17 years ago

sounds like a good idea, but are you only currently accepting non fiction works?

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