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J. A. Konrath

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Been Readers Inexpensive

I've been saying for years that readers want inexpensive ebooks.

- J. A. Konrath

Hire Costs Sunk

I can hire out for editing, proofreading, formatting, and cover design, and those are fixed, sunk costs. Once those are paid, I can earn 70% on a self-pubbed ebook.

- J. A. Konrath

Big Dozens Gotten

I know dozens of authors who have had a lot of books published by New York, and they won't ever take another Big 6 contract since they've gotten a taste of the freedom, control, and money self-publishing offers.

- J. A. Konrath

Control Rights Now

Because we self-published 'Draculas,' we control the rights. Not just for now, but forever.

- J. A. Konrath

Need Over Half

Authors need to decide if they want to keep forever to themselves, or share forever with a publisher who takes over half the cover price.

- J. A. Konrath

Bad Always Will

I don't care what people are saying about me, good or bad, in blogs or on Twitter or in the media. There will always be people who don't like you and don't like your books. Ignore them.

- J. A. Konrath

Buy Cases Cheaper

E-books are preferable to paper; they can be delivered instantly. In many cases, they're cheaper; you can buy them with the press of a button.

- J. A. Konrath

Nine Finally Rejected

After 20 years, a million written words, and nine rejected novels, I finally landed a book contract.

- J. A. Konrath

Lucky Some Very

I enjoy writing. Publishing... not so much. I've been lucky to work with some very talented people in the publishing world, and the print industry has allowed me to write full time.

- J. A. Konrath

Entertaining Books Easily

I just try to write entertaining books that are easily identifiable.

- J. A. Konrath

Book Turned Read

I have turned off Google Alerts and don't Google my name or my pen names. I don't go on message boards. I don't read my book reviews.

- J. A. Konrath

Love Dirty Over

I love bookstores and booksellers. In my novel 'Dirty Martini,' I thanked over 3,000 booksellers by name in the back matter.

- J. A. Konrath

Think Living Very

I really think it is possible to make a very nice living by writing and not worrying about anything else.

- J. A. Konrath

Big Virtual Weeks

We each take up one virtual space per title... Virtual shelf life is forever. In a bookstore, you have anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to sell your title, and then it gets returned. This is a big waste of money, and no incentive at all for the bookseller to move the book.

- J. A. Konrath

Game Product Another

Writers aren't in competition with one another. It isn't a zero sum game. If you have a good book, a good cover, a good product description, and a low price, you can sell well.

- J. A. Konrath

Some Keeping Vet

Publishers vet books, and they do a good job keeping out the low quality. But they also miss some good quality.

- J. A. Konrath

More Large Author

When a single author uploading his own books to Amazon can earn more money than a large N.Y. publisher exploiting both print and e-rights, there's something amiss.

- J. A. Konrath

Amazon Readers Inexpensive

Together, Amazon and I are giving readers what they want - inexpensive, professional ebooks.

- J. A. Konrath

Making Stories I Write

My grandchildren will be making money from the stories I write and sell as eBooks because they will continue to be making money.

- J. A. Konrath

Publishers Readers Writers

Writers are essential. Readers are essential. Publishers are not.

- J. A. Konrath