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NoiseTrade - Who's using it for E-books?

edited October 2014 in The Toolbox
I'm giving it a try with Love is in the Blood. 

I see a mix of people having only an issue to 2 up, as a preview I'm guessing. Some have several issues. 

I have all 8 issues up as an experiment. I haven't promoted it yet so it's only people finding it on the site so far. Issue #1 is on the main comics page at the moment and is getting a steady stream of downloads. No idea if anyone is leaving anything in the "tip jar". I put a link to the website in the description of every issue. I'll be watching the stats closely to see if anyone clicks over.

If you want to check it out: http://books.noisetrade.com/gregcarter

I'm sure it will be many months before I hear anything from Comixology. The main download-for-sale sites charge a monthly fee and I don't have enough audience to support that yet. Not much left after .99 anyway and I doubt I could get more than that for a single. So giving them away with the possibility of a "tip" isn't much of a loss. And who knows, might be better. 

Anyone here used it? Got any news on how it's going so far?

Comments

  • Interesting. This is my first time hearing about it.  There are SO many portals / pages / media / sites / etc. nowadays.
  • There are no metrics on this thing. But Blood #1 is staying above the fold on the top downloads page for comics so far. Someone must be getting it. I'll watch it a few more days and see what happens, if anything. 
  • This looks interesting. I'm going to take a look at it, it also shows you another e-book publisher as well....This could definitely be helpful.
  • I use it! I have ORPHANS #1 and RED ANGEL DRAGNET #1 up there, and I've even earned a few bucks in tips. 

    You can pull down reader data, too. That's the "trade" in the equation; readers are giving you their contact information in exchange for a free book. This has been great, since I'm trying to Kickstart the full R.A.D. graphic novel. I can treat the first issue as a preview AND let people who've read it know that the whole thing is available for pre-order.
  • I'm not seeing any info about content restrictions ... Do you know if they would accept y'know ... my stuff?
  • edited October 2014
    @EricPalicki - I just found the reader data.  I can't believe I missed that tab until now. 

    @JasonAQuest - I'd say go for it. Like you say, I didn't see anything about content. 

    Also:  Gumroad - https://gumroad.com/
    Gumroad wants 25-cents plus 5% of every sale. That seemed like a lot until I remembered that Comixology only gives you 70%, I think. So for $1 singles it works out about the same. Pricing works better for GNs.  I'm digging into this one now. http://gumroad.com/gregcarter

    I'm wondering if I should take some of the issues down if I'm trying to sell them elsewhere...

  • For the record: Gumroad does have content issues.
  • @GregCarter comiXology takes 50%, and that's figured after any other fees (i.e. Google Play's cut, etc.). Still, I've had the most sales by far through SUBMIT, so the volume more than makes up for comiXology's share. I've made, I think, $2 through Gumroad and a few bucks in tips on Noisetrade, but I can usually count on my comiXology check (for which there is officially no longer a minimum sales threshold, by the way) to cover my cell phone bill. 

    I don't think offering your book through multiple outlets is going to hurt your sales. Each of those outlets is built around a different model.
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