We had our first "big order" at our new printer Create Space. Someone ordered 62 books from our e-store. The costs were very minimal for switching printers, and now the move to Create Space has paid for itself four times over.
Amanda Hocking, queen of the Indie book world (and author of paranormal romances), signed a book deal with a publishing house for two million dollars. Even though she could potentially make more money self-publishing her new series, she chose to do this because: “I want to be a writer...I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc. Right now, being me is a full-time corporation.”
Thriller writer Barry Eisler turned down a five hundred thousand dollar deal in order to go Indie on his next book. In a conversation with J. Konrath, he says "This was one of the reasons I just couldn’t go back to working with a legacy publisher. The book is nearly done, but it wouldn’t have been made available until Spring of 2012. I can publish it myself a year earlier. That’s a whole year of actual sales I would have had to give up."
The twins are growing into strapping young lads, having fun rolling about and learning to laugh at silly adults.