i thought James Deen was considered "for ladies" not because he's vanilla but because he's actually reasonably hot?
A fun thing to do which i have done to great effect is to just write CONGRATULATIONS TO ME! on your Facebook wall and wait for chaos to ensue.
you know, adderall is actually REAL
let's skip Wifey the movie and go straight to Wifey the musical please. (Centerpiece number: "A Little Something.")
there are different Oz maps of varying levels of complexity as I recall; not sure of their history or in what editions they were originally used but I know the ones I read growing up had a much more detailed map, and that later Oz books (the ones not written by Baum, probably) had a map that was even more elaborate.
@KellySkittles You beat me to it!
my kindle has broken twice in a year, but amazon is so desperate for me to have one that they have overnighted me a new one for free both times
@jfruh editors kind of fall under the umbrella of publishers though, right?
look, i was wasted, ok????
@Honest Engine it really depends on the book. several of the ninety-nine cent books appear to be self-published. i know that some publishers have tried the trick of temporarily giving away books for free or virtually free to try to inflate sales or build momentum. which isn't a terrible idea but it does have the effect of undercutting everyone else.
when lots of books cost $0.99, people don't want to pay ten bucks for other books. the problem is that it's hard for anyone to make money off of a book when it's being sold for $0.99. The reason people like Amanda Hocking can do it is because she bangs away at a keyboard for two days until there are a lot of letters in a document, gives it a romantic/ominous title, and clicks publish. plus she's one of the very very few people whose books actually took off.
For books that a lot of people put a lot of work into, not to mention books that are not going to sell a million copies, charging less than the cost of a pack of gum for a book is not practical. Amazon doesn't care because it doesn't really cost them any money to sell an e-book. They're happy to take whatever pennies they happen to get.
i want to clarify that i don't think there's anything inherently wrong with self-publishing. i think a lot more people are going to be doing it in the future and i think it could end up being a really good thing. in fact, i'm planning on self-publishing my own out-of-print books when i get around to it. i'm just saying that it sucks that i will have to charge ninety-nine cents for them. when i do it, i'm planning on hiring a cover designer to redo the covers and i highly doubt i will recoup even the low amount of money i'm spending on that.