Okay, this is the first of the month and you would expect me to remind you that I want $1 from each of my readers every month. And I do. I also want world peace and an arsenal full of HK-91’s and 1911A1’s. I won’t get any of that. Of the seven people who sent money, I love you. Now never bother sending any again. The other 593 ( I hit 600 readers one day-can you believe that!? ), you suck. Unless you are unemployed or sent a lot in the past, you just plain suck. However, I blame myself, not you. Obviously, I had no idea that after publishing steadfastly for ten years I still had to prove myself worthy of financial support. Do you think I get paid on my books? At the height of that return, about $15 a month. Advertising? At most, $30 a month. And that is on a good year. Amazon commissions, which cost you nothing, have gone from $100-$150 a month to around $50. On a good month. So, yes, I keep futzing about with the formula for finances ( again, for as few readers as I have, I am well rewarded and I appreciate that. But as this last experiment proved, two percent of my readers are who send the bulk of my money. I hate that. Everyone should be chipping in and relieving the few of the burden ). I want to earn my living by writing, but not by selling out. So, the newest idea. If you want to send that dollar a month but are too tight or hate me or whatever, you can now spend a dollar on a Kindle book and get extra writing not available on the blog.
Oh, don’t get me wrong. It is the same kind of writing. Just more of it. New subjects? Ha! Only if you get lucky. I remind you here, you go to the link I give you,
( here is the premier issue:
) and I then get a whopping THIRTY FIVE CENTS as royalty! Be still my heart. Hey, thirty five cents is more than what I was getting. If Baby Jesus shines his benevolence directly down on me and I get a hundred buyers each issue I’ll start working at being happy. And, by the way, proving I love you all much more than you love me, the first issue will be available under Kindle Unlimited so that one won’t even have to cost you anything. Each one will be a minimum of six thousand words ( I post 500 words a day, 5,000 every two weeks, for comparison ). The first issues articles are: Using Credit Irresponsably, Is Rimfire Still A Good Idea, and Wheat For The Apocalypse.
I hope this idea pans out. I might even try the free ads idea again, adding to my content and page count. I’ll try about until the end of the year, unless the purchases are REALLY bad, see if I should keep wasting my time. I wanted to go every other week, but I thought that might be way too much time pressure. Ready, steady, ORDER!