Being upfront about what you intend to do not only makes me happy from a “I have the insider scoop” standpoint, but it also lessens the chance that I’m going to one day be an irate reader/customer who feels taken advantage of. …Whether it is a trilogy that will be released over the course of three years, or you have a five-book contract but hope to write beyond that, whatever your general plan is, whatever basic information you can share is helpful. Not only am I investing time in reading your series, but money on buying the books too so I do look for details that will help me decide what series I should (and shouldn’t) invest in.
She gives tips on where that information can be shared and when. I tend to agree with May that the more information that you can give your readers, the better. There’s a self published (now recently acquired) trilogy which has gotten some really positive reviews. But the first story ends with a cliffhanger and I don’t want to go into the series without the trilogy being completed. I don’t know even know when the trilogy will be complete. I like assurances in my reading. It’s why I read romance after all. Smexy Books
A few characteristics of survivor products: they aren’t acquisitions, they directly make money, they aren’t related to social networking, and theywere released early in Google’s lifetime (successful examples: search, AdWords, Groups). This is partially due to the fact that Google became very experimental and heavily ramped up the number of products it launched starting in 2005. Only in 2011 did it decide to put “more wood behind fewer arrows.”
One can only hope that Google Plus gets the ax some day. (I find it intrusive) Ars Technica
One of the big questions will be how often will these businesses be audited as there is no other way to police tax compliance.
“Online retailers say the administrative burden of collecting sales tax would curb business growth and make it harder to compete. Perhaps the most contentious provision is a $1 million small-seller exemption — anyone with less than $1 million a year in out-of-state sales wouldn’t have to collect sales tax. Small sellers and their advocates say that number is too small. EBay is at the helm arguing for a small seller exemption of $10 million in sales, or businesses with fewer than 50 employees. “ USA Today