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hat Amazon’s Mysterious 50% Royalty ‘Error’ Says About Self-Publishing

Pictured: a self-publisher, books. Not in that order.

Authors using Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon’s  e-book publishing unit, were given a shock when they turned to their KDP dashboards on January 9: A “50%” royalty rate had appeared between the normal 35% and 70% on the dashboard.

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Self-published: Stigma gives way to success in ebook era

BY MELANIE PLENDA

Deidre Randall, right, of Peter E. Randall Publishers of Portsmouth, talks with with Melody Russell and her daughter, Michelle, about self-publishing options. (MELANIE PLENDA)
Ty Gagne is a risk management guy. His work hours are spent assessing the risk and insurance needs of schools, municipalities and the like.

On the side, he finds enchantment in mountaineering. Reading about it, learning about it, doing it.

In May of 2015, Gagne of Concord was preparing…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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