Well, both books are finally done. I've put them up on Amazon for sale. Railroad Man's Magazine / Railroad Stories 1931 - January through June Railroad Man's Magazine / Railroad Stories 1931 - January through June
Each book contains 6 months of the magazine. It works out to be about 700 pages for each magazine.
I'm quite proud of how the book came out. I have January through June discounted as low as I can go for the size of the book. If anyone purchases the book, please leave an honest review for me. I'd appreciate it. If you do, I'll reimburse you for the cost of the book, just PM me. In about a week I will increase the price for the first volume to the same as the other volume.
I'm proud I've been able to save part of Americana for future generations.
I won't have time to do it before I ship out on a mini-deployment, but I think I'm going to change up the publishing route and focus more on gumroad.com. Amazon is harsh with their fees, when they brag that they give 70% of the royalties to the writer, it is an outright lie. Granted, most people don't have books with large MB size, but both these two books contain a lot of photographs and without them the book wouldn't be the same.
Apple gives 70% of all royalties to the seller, such as apps or books in the App Store. Unfortunately, Amazon does give 70%, but the string attached is that you pay $0.15 per a MB. So if you create a quality book, you unfortunately end up either going with the discounted royalty or you make even less than the discounted royalty when you factor in data costs.
Ultimately, this will change my marketing when I get more of these books published. I'll keep them on Amazon, at an inflated rate and the book itself will push people to gumroad, which you can DL mobi files and even DL on your phone.
I'm planning in March to have a website build, I should have the second set of magazines published by then.
There is the intial conversion for the month of April. There was some more editing done, but it will at least give you an idea about the book. Just download the file and drag and drop it into your Kindle to read and browse it.