Do you think your work is every bit as good as some of the books being published? That includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays—
Wall Street Journal article by Jeffrey A. Trachenberg :
Cheapest E-Books Upend the Chart
You may not be able to read the entire article —however—many libraries subscribe to WSJ
Amazon.com Inc.'s top 50 digital best-seller list featured 15 books priced at $5 or less on Wednesday afternoon."
There's also information about how Amazon handles payment and distributions.
One author, a Mr. Locke, earns thirty-five cents for every title he sells. Each book sells for ninety-nine cents. Sounds like he wouldn't earn a lot of money. "In March he sold 369,000 downloads on Amazon." Mr. Locke markets himself and his books.
It's worthwhile tracking down the article if you can't read it in its entirety on the web link.
April 21st WSJ