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Community members and published Authors write about and sell their books here.
Latest Activity: Jan 17
This community is shop. A shop where members and their families who have gone to the trouble and expense of producing a book, have the opportunity to present, promote and sell that book. It is a place for self-published authors.
There are no restrictions or conditions. So long as the books comply with the Agmates Code, then that is fine.
The second but no less important objective of this Community is to support Agmates.
It is my view that the authors should pay a commission to Agmates for this opportunity.
If you want to join us and market your book(s) in this place, write to me and I will tell you the deal that I have with Agmates, which I believe is fair and reasonable.
How you arrange for purchasers to pay – is up to you. You make your own arrangements. Don’t forget post and packing. I find $6.00 just about covers it if you don’t use boxes. Bubble wrap and Australia Post, silver coloured plastic bags are what I use.
To the Buyers
There are a lot of good Australian books, many, because of the very nature of the publishing industry in Australia, never get the opportunity to be presented to, put before, the Australian public.
On this site we have the opportunity to sell not only to you, but to the world.
Why do we self-publish? The answer is simple and complex. If you produce a book, publishers will only, by and large, accept a manuscript from a Literary Agent. You then have to find an agent. I have found that to be an impossible task. For those who do find an agent it is not unusual for a publisher to 'take on' two or three new authors a year!
A visit to your local 'chain' book shop will show that the shelves are dominated by overseas authors published by international publishing houses. It has taken me three years to get one of my books into two of the national 'chain' book shops.
Quite honestly I don't stand a chance against the marketing power of the major international publishers.
Will you get value for money if you buy in our shop?
I don't know, because I don't yet know how many or what type of books we will get in the shop. This is just the beginning.
I hope we will have a good range. I hope it will encourage others to publish. If they don't know how to do it, I can help with finding editors and very economical printers.
Many now famous authors, started their careers by self-publishing and doing the hard work of selling their books to book shops. This is another shop. What we have done is eliminated the travel and the cost of working the shops.
What I can assure you, from the feedback that I have received, if you buy my books out of this shop, you will get value for your hard earned dollar and the landlord, Agmates, will benefit.
So, authors and readers, become a member of our community. Soon we will have our books on display and if you buy you can write and tell us just what you think of us and our work.
There is such a lot of talk about 'Buy Australian Produce'. Let's do the same with Australian self-published books.
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