EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author


UPDATE March 17, 2021: Another death. Waiting for a coffin to be delivered. Funeral the 21st. Unlikely to be streaming for a few weeks.


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Update: March 27, 2021: It's not even been a week since the funeral, and now there is another death and another funeral.



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UPDATE April 5, 2021: There are still no streams, as, we've now a another (a 3rd) funeral to prepare for.


And that is now 3 deaths in our family, in the past 2 weeks.


This 3rd death hits hard, because it was Pippi.


Our family has now had 13 deaths since March 2020.








April 10, 2015, 12 children were kidnapped.

May 15, 2015, the heads of 10 of them were nailed to my door.

August 24, 2020, one was found still alive. he was just 4 years old when she was kidnapped, but she remembered us, even though 5 years had passed.

August 25, 2020, Pippi came home, but her condition was not well. She had been tortured the entirety of the 5 years she had been held hostage. She was missing limbs and covered with scars, had broken bones many years not set, and suffered serious damage to many of her internal organs. That she was alive at all, in her condition, was a miracle. Doctors had little hope of her survival and she was sent home with Hospice care.

Pippi had cancer in her eye and needed surgery for it, which she was scheduled to have, shortly before she was kidnapped.

In the years they had her, not only did they torture her, but her cancer went untreated and spread to her brain.

By the time she was returned to us, her cancer had reached an inoperable state, so we knew she did not have much time left.

Had her cancer been treated, back when she was a toddler, she probably would have reach adulthood.

She died only 8 months after her return.

Another child, to cry out from the grave, for Etiole's vengeance upon her murderers. Another victim of evil men, who will stoop to no ends, to bury the crimes they committed 50 years ago.  Drug lords. Opium growers. Heroine dealers. Selling little girls 4 to 8 years old for sex to priests. They only care about money.

All hail the mighty tourist ass. Millions come to Old Orchard Beach every year, for one thing and one thing only: heroine. They sell their drugs to the tourists under the pier and off the balconies of that giant motel. Than drag little girls to the bedrooms of the condominiums on Smithwheel Road, behind the school. And any child who dares open their mouth and beg for help, gets tossed in the GooseFare Brooke Ravine.

Bastard drug lords. They've been doing this for 50 years, and the town hall and the police department, turn a blind eye to it, because they get paid $6million a year to not report it to the newspapers, when the body of another child washes down the ravine, into the gulley to be spit out in the ocean. No fewer than 5 bodies are found every summer, but how often does it get in the news?

The corruption of this fucking town needs to end.

Yet another dead at the hands of these criminals who run our town.

How long will the residents continue to turn a blind eye to what is happening in our town.

How many more children will you let them kill, before you stand up to them?

Another child is dead and no one in this town cares. So long as they get their money from the tourists. The blood of another murdered child screams from the graves, begging for justice. Tick tock, tick tock, so begins, yet another of Etiole's 7 year clocks.

This is why there were no/to few streams from May 2020 until now.

May 2020, after 4 years of not hearing from them at all, the FBI returned with a lead, which led to Pip's discovery a few weeks later in August.

Because of the nature of the situation, I could not talk about it, to tell you why streams had stopped.

The kidnappers, were enraged that we had recovered Pip, and that is when the attacks started up again on my home and family September 2020.

Pip's condition continued to grow worse, and she died April 5, 2021.

She was only 10 years old.

This is what it means, to not be white in America.

White men, won't even give a child the chance to grow up.

This is what white people do, to none white families like mine.

We are Gypsies with Jewish blood, for that alone we are hunted like animals.

What the men of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, did to my family, will never be forgotten or forgiven.




#If you have any information on the kidnappers or the murders...


#FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 


Have you forgot the extent of the damage these people did, all because, they wanted to dig up my land and removed bodies buried there, before my house builders found that barrel of bones?

Have you forgotten that 7 town hall workers, 5 public works men, a blond woman, her bald son, and her red haired sister Kendra, and 14 police officers, all lead by a man they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" were the ones 

I name every one of them, except for the ring leaders: blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name". I don't know who those 4 are. I'd never seen any of them, other than the Kendra woman before, and I only knew her fro her attacks beating me up at Panera in 2009, 2010, and 2013.

I can name every one of the others, because all I have to do is go to the Old Orchard Beach town hall and police department website, and their are their faces.

With the exception of blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name", every one else involved was government official who works for the state of Maine vis the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall, the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, or the Old Orchard Beach Public Works.

And what exactly did they do?

August 8, 2013 they drove a backhoe over my house. That same backhoe drove over my previous house on the same land April 2007. That same backhoe drove over my poultry barn and horse stables July 2001. July 2001 was the first attack.

March 2015 was the the massive attack, with an entire fleet of trucks, and drove over the Church of the Holy Rhinstone, a church that stood on my land, my garage which is why I no longer have a garage to put my car in, my 2 sheds both of which had my tractors and other garden/crop machinery in them at the time. And of course the razing of the land, the cutting down of the apple orchard - the VERY apple orchard planted in 1530 that this town was named after... he actual "old orchard" of Old Orchard Beach... the very original trees - huge massive apple trees over 400 years old. The grape vineyards, the cherry trees, the pears trees. 

April 10, 2015, they returned, 4 police officer held me a gun point, while 10 other police officers held my children down with long poles with metal wire strangle loops on the end, and beat their faces in with cinder block bricks, knocking out every one of their teeth, breaking their jaws... POLICE OFFICERS DID THAT... while men they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" and "Dan" stood there and told the police officers what to do, how to beat them, while "Mark who needs no last name" boldly bragged that he paid the Old Orchard Beach police $6million dollars to do this.

May 15, 2015... the heads, hands, feet, and intestines of my children were nailed to my door. Later that same day police officer W. W. came to my home begging for forgiveness and claimed that men he referred to only as "Mark and Dan" were holding his beloved mother-in-law hostage and torturing her, and he helped in the April 10, 2015 attack, only to save her life and get her back. He claimed he had no prior knowledge of what was going to happen, claiming that he'd been told they were only going to "scare" us. He said he had not expected anyone to get hurt, he had not known my children would be tortured and kidnapped, he had not known they were going to be murdered. He said he was scared for his life and lives of his family. And he said: "They form a small army, our department doesn't have enough man power to stop them, and every one in this town is too scared to fight back. You don't know what's going on. And I think they mixed you up with someone else. They didn't know you were the owner of this land. They didn't know that was your motorhome. They thought someone else owned this place. It wasn't even your family they were after. You were the wrong target. You don't know who these people are. What they've done to our families. This is the actual Mafia. The real deal. I'm so sorry. This is the address they sent us to. But they had a different name as the owner. This wasn't supposed to happen. They were after someone else. I'm so sorry. I couldn't let my family died. And now yours is dead instead. This wasn't supposed to happen."

June 19, 2016... I did a very specific livestream. You see... A., D., B., and T. in the 1970s and 1980s, were in the habit of dragging big black trash bags into the forest, crossing my land to do it, and dumping those bags into the Goosefare Brook Ravine. In 1983, 3 snuck into Etiole's swamp and planted 3 acres of Marijuana. Someone found it and called the police, I don't know who... it was Maine's largest drug raid for decades. Many, many millions in plants where dug up and removed from Etiole's swamp. A few weeks later A, & D,s 10 year old daughter ran into my yard, touched my car on a dare from other children - the 1964 Dodge 330 former Old Orchard Beach police car, known by Stephen King fans as the REAL Christine, The World's Most Haunted Car... than jumped her bike, and sped down the road, as fast as she could, head on into a car coming the other way. She died instantly, he brain shattered all over the end of my driveway, and her mother A responded by the Battle of 458 - the biggest mass shooting ever in Maine history, that ended up with 3 Gypsy clans and 2 police departments, in a shoot out between 70+ adults all armed with guns. One of my cousins, an 8 year old boy, standing 3 feet from me, had his eye shot out by one of the bullets. While A ran around the street screaming: "FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

THOSE are the 31 children, whose bones were sawed up and tossed into the GooseFare Brook Ravine... yes, that DOES mean, police officers KNEW those children were there and covered it up.  And I witnessed that entire event.

And THAT is WHY... when police officers murdered my family in 2015, I did a livestream, walking to the ravine, to show the world, where those bones were... because I'm sick and tired of the police corruption in this fucking town, and those sawed up bones of 31 children are PROOF of what this town government is like.... as are the heads of my children that were nailed to my door.

At the end of The Battle of 4-5-8... A. took 2 gas cans and poured them all over the big dome house, than set a match to it, and no one knew, why when she did her brother B., started running, jumped in his robin egg blue truck and backed down the driveway, hit Portland Ave doing 70 and didn't stop driving until the high speed chase caught him in CT... oh but we knew before he was out of sight, why he started running... the dome house went up like Hiroshima into a mushroom cloud that could be seen across the entire state... turns out there was a Meth lab in that house.

June 19, 2016... the livestream of the bones went viral, it's what made my YouTube channel suddenly explode overnight... and police officer W.W. upset, by the fact that, the livestream included the entire police call and response, and that response was to laugh and do nothing... fed up with the corruption in his department, he forwarded that livestream VOD to the FBI, and the FBI arrived in Old Orchard Beach, to dig up the Reclaim Blueberry Plains, and all hell broke lose in this town, as most of the police officers suddenly found themselves arrested. An entire new police force from out of state was brought in to replace the long time officers who had proven they could be trusted to uphold the law. Many town hall officials and public works employees also found themselves arrested by the FBI.

June 26, 2016... barely a week later... the blond woman and the red haired Kendra woman showed up at my workplace, Scarborough WalMart, and tried to kill me, yet again... these are the same 2 woman who attacked me with golf clubs at Southern Maine Community College November 14, 2013... they left dead in 2013, I was paralized for 5 months. It took me 18 months to relearn to walk. I was out of the wheel chair, and I was without a walker, I was without a cane. I had almost fully covered from their November 14, 2013 attack with golf clubs... June 26, 2016, this time they attacked with shopping carts, and I'm now crippled for the rest of my life. They shattered 3 vertebra this time and it can't be operated on. I had to relearn to walk a second time, and I'm not yet recovered now in 2021. In 2013 they drove away in the 4 door white pickup truck. In 2016 they drove away in a gold Volvo SUV station wagon.

That blond woman and her red haired Kendra sister, they are wanted by the FBI for attempted murder of me and they are also wanted in questioning for being suspected of also being the murderers of my children.

I don't know who these 2 women are.

The blond woman shows up my driveway frequently, screaming and yelling, sometime accompanied by a small child, about 5 years old, that she pulls behind her in a red radio flyer wagon. She looks to be about 60 or 70. She often wears a denim button down shirt and jeans. She's prone to yelling at passing cars, while pointing up my driveway, and saying: "There's EelKat, she tried to kill my husband."

I've never tried to kill anyone, so accusation is baffling at best.

She seems to think I know who she is, and has made the claim, that "I was that brat in school"... the red haired Kendra woman, sometimes with her, claims to be her sister, also appears to be 60 to 70 and also seems to think I know who she is, and frequently says: "You bullied me in school, but no more, I'm Kendra SilverMander it's my turn to shine."

They BOTH make the claim they went to school with me, and yet, I never went to school, a well documented fact... because I'm the child the FBI rescued what the news media called "Maine's House of Horrors". I was locked in a cage when I was 8 years old. I was let out on Sundays, to go to church, and not allowed to speak or make eye contact with anyone, and this was only done infrequently, whenever church goers asked what happened to that girl you had". I was 31 years old when the FBI arrived, because of Heaven's Gate having killed 39 people, and my uncle being one of the members and self proclaiming himself as the leader of Heaven's Gate after Applewhite's death. The FBI was investigating the murder of 39 people in California, and had no idea they'd find children in cages in Maine as a result.

So you see, when the blond woman and her Kendra sister, make the claim they went to school with me and I was the class bully who beat them up, this is easily proven false, because the time period when I should have been in school, I was locked in a cage, being tortured by my sadistic uncle Bruce.

Also, they are in their late 60s to mid 70s... making them older than my parents, so how could I have been in school with them, even if I had gone to school? At best I would have been starting pre-school the year they would have been graduating high school.

These things they say about school, only further agrees with what police officer W. W. said May 15, 2015, when he made the claim, they had gotten me mixed up with someone else.

July 2016, a month after the shopping cart attack... yet another Old Orchard Beach police officer arrived, this one accompanied by 2 Biddeford officers, who had been former OOB officers... these 3 officers, had a vastly eye opening story to tell me.

They had been called to Old Orchard Beach, to my farm, to arrest me, a call made to them, by a man named Mark, whom one of these officers, claimed was his brother in law. This Biddeford officer, said he requested to transfer ot of Old Orchard Beach department years ago, because his sister (whom he claimed he suspected, but could not prove was the blond woman whom had attacked me at WalMart) was quote "trying to control the town" he said "treats Old Orchard Beach like a dynasty, thinks she's a duchess, has severe mental disorders, and thought she could buy the police department". He went on to say, she got in with the real Mafia years ago and went to her head, and now she thinks she IS the Mafia and most of Old Orchard Beach's business owners, especially the motel owners are scared shitless of her, because they believe her claim to be Mafia. He went on to say, she's not Mafia, but she's good at convincing people she is and stated "I wouldn't murder beyond her. She'd do it just to prove she is Mafia." He said he transferred out of OOB department to Biddeford department because he was fed up with how easy it was for her to get every officer to do anything she asked. He said "the corruption in that department runs deep; don't cross her or any officer she controls; they WILL kill you and every around you. You don't know who her husband is. He doesn't just control that town, he controls half the state."

What he was telling me was bizarre on extremes, but even more bizarre was the live feed radio call, that he had me listen too, as it was happening, on my farm in Old Orchard, while I was at my dad's house in Biddeford.

He said: "The Old Orchard Department called me, asked me to come over here. Buddy Will wanted to prove you were not in Old Orchard and that Mark has you mixed up with someone else. That fucking bastard is crying wolf and trying to frame you, we can prove it right now. We are fucking fed up WolfBoy."

He turned on his radio, so I could hear. A what I heard... a man whose voice I do not recognize, yelling at a Officer W.W. and saying: 

"That is Wendy, arrest her now! That is EelKat. She tried to kill me."

While officer W.W. and another officer, told the man: "his isn't Wendy. We have officers with her right now. Who tried to kill you? Wendy? Or THIS woman right here?"

"This woman right here! This is EelKat I tell you! Arrest her! What do you think I pay you for! You aren't allow to defy me! I own this town! You are my slaves. I command you to arrest her!"

W.W.: "This isn't EelKat. This isn't Wendy. I've known her for years. And right now, she's on the other side of the state. With 3 officers, listening to you right now. You are NOT the law. We've had it with you. You don't own me. And you've mixed her up with someone else. You've been harassing the wrong damned person. You dare call us about Wendy ever again, and I will personally arrest you for false reports, than I'll tell them everything. You'll never see the outside a prison for the rest of your life when I get done with you. You fucking leave this woman alone. You destroyed her life, because you couldn't tell her apart from someone else."

I used to aqua jog, mountain climb, horseback riding, and I hiked 13 miles a day. And in the blink of an eye, that lifestyle was taken away, and every day was struggle, just to sit up and breath, with no hope of ever walking again. I defied doctors. It's been 8 years and I can move around the house by holding on to things and I now can walk again, at the moment only short distances outside with a cane, and the hope is to continue to improve. I still have a long road of recovery ahead. But I'm walking again, something that 8 years ago, doctors said would never happen. 

My farm was razed.

My family was murdered.

I was 5 months paralysed, and had to relearn to walk. It was 8 years ago and I'm not yet fully recovered due to 3 inoperable vertebrae and hip dysplasia. November 14, 2013, 10PM, at WalMart, while putting bags of groceries in the back seat of my car, I was attacked by 3 rapists armed with metal golf clubs, who left me parallelized, in a wheel chair, broken spine, broken hip, broken pelvis, broken knees, serve nerve damage to my left side limiting the use of my left hand, my bladder incontinent from nerve damage, they left me for dead, and I had doctors telling me I would never walk again.

There's more that has happened. A lot more. The thousands of gallons of sewage they pumped into my motorhome in 2015. The cats. the Ptarmagin cats. World famous groups of cats. You remember them. If so, you remember what these people did to those cats. Poisoned. All dead the same day. 12 cats. Dead to what the vet described as: "enough poison to kill a great dane". My horse, she had her head beat in with a rock. My bantam roosters... 70 pet roosters, hung by their necks in rope nooses in my rose bushes.

All because this man, this mystery Mark, whose last name seems to be known to the police but is still unknown to me and man whom I've never seen or met - he keeps his face covered whenever he shows up... mistook me for someone else... and police officers and town hall workers and public work employees.

Welcome to Old Orchard Beach... this is NOT the way life should be, you know it.

What these people did to me, should never have happened, and according to the police, it's been happening for 50+ years to hundreds of people, hundreds of families, in this town, and every one is too scare to talk about it or fight back to stop it. That NEEDS to change.

The corruption in our town, needs to stop... but it won't end, until every last person who is being harassed by these people stand up, put their foot down, and say enough is enough, we ain't gonna take this any more.

We the people of Old Orchard Beach need to take back our town.


NOTE: Chat is set to emote only on my Twitch channel and my personal contact information has been removed from my website and every place else, due to the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of false reports of "information", along with vile hateful memes about the murder of my family being sent to me by trolls who think mocking the murder of my family is funny.

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 



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The KBoards Pricing Short Stories on Kindle Article

As requested, the return of the 2011 KBoards Article on how to price short works

NOTE: This article was written for KBoards in 2011. This method worked at the time I was using it. However, Amazon has changed their system many times since 2011, making drastic changes to how short fiction is listed in 2015. I have not used the methods listed here since 2015.

Also, the ONLY author name linked to from this website is my EelKat penname. Please note that I have 15 pen names on Amazon and 40 pages of books published in my Kindle dashboard.

(40 pages x 10 books per page = I have almost 400 books published on Amazon across my 15 pen names.)

So if you try to check these pricing methods against my EelKat penname, you will not find many if any of my EelKat pen names using these.




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I've been writing short works since 1978. All total I have 683 fiction titles and a whopping 2,000+ non-fiction titles. Needless to say this is my full-time job. Most of my stuff is priced at .99c or $2.99. But I've got all sorts of prices, with the highest being $75.

I'd recommend trying $1.49 for your non-fiction for the first few weeks (say about 4 or 5 weeks) on Kindle and see if you get an increase in sales that way. In other words change the .99c and the $2.99 ones to $1.49. For the word count range I am writing, short nonfiction (in my experience, with my own titles; side note: my titles are spread out across 15 pen names and vary from 5k words to 350k words per book - I consider "short" non-fiction to be anything under 50k words, which is 100 pages) often does better at $1.49 then it does at .99c

Actually, if it was me, here's the way I have tested the waters with new non-fiction titles of the 10k to 30k word count range (where most of my titles are):

I start out pricing them at $2.99 and leave it there for 2 or 3 weeks, and keep track of sales during that time.

Next, I change the price to .99c for another 2 or 3 weeks, and again track sales.

Then, I'll change prices to $1.49, again tracking sales for 2 or 3 weeks.

Finally, I look at each title and compare how well it did for each price range. At that point I will change the title to whatever price range it did best in (.99c, $1.49, or $2.99).

IF, the book did really well in $2.99 (say, it sold 3 copies at .99c but then sold 100 at $2.99 - big difference), I will experiment further.  If a non-fic title does WAY better at $2.99 then it did at .99c, that is usually an indication I can raise the price quite a bit higher. 

So, in that case, I will test prices again, this time raising it to $3.99 for a few weeks, tracking sales, then $4.99 for a few weeks, tracking sales. If sales stay steady at $4.99 (same as they were at $2.99) I continue to raise the price every 2 or 3 weeks to see how high it'll go before sales stop. Usually $4.99 is the stopping point with sales falling at $5.99, $6.99, $7.99, and $8.99, but not always.

As for fiction prices...

I price my fiction work based on word count:


  • 0.99c = less than 3,000 words
  • $1.49 = 3,000 to 7,500 words
  • $2.99 = 7,500 to 20,000 words
  • $3.99 = 20,000 to 30,000 words
  • $4.99 = 30000 to 50,000 words
  • $6.99 = 50,000 to 90,000 words
  • $8.99 = 90,000 words or more


My serials skew slightly lower:


  • 0.99c = less than 5,000 words
  • $1.49 = 5,000 to 12,000 words
  • $2.99 = 12,00 to 30,000 words
  • $3.99 = 30,000 to 50,000 words
  • $4.99 = 50,000+


My Erotica skews slightly higher:


  • 0.99c = less than 3,000 words
  • $1.49 = 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • $2.99 = 5,000 to 15,000 words
  • $4.99 = 15,000 to 36,000 words
  • $6.99 = 36,000+


My Monster Porn skews even higher:


  • $1.49 = less than 3,000 words
  • $2.99 = 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • $4.99 = 5,000 to 15,000 words
  • $6.99 = 15,000 to 36,000 words
  • $8.99 = 36,000+


I price my collections/bundles/box-sets like this:


$2.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 10ks (30k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 5ks (25k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 2ks (20k total)
  •    25-pack of 1ks (25k total)


$4.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 15ks (45k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 10ks (50k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 5ks (50k total) or 
  •    25-pack of 2ks (50k total)


$6.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 20ks (60k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 15ks (75k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 7ks (70k total) or 
  •    25-pack of 3ks (75k total) 


$8.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 30ks (90k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 20ks (100k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 10ks (100k total) or 
  •    25-pack of 5ks (125k total) 


I price my Erotica collections/bundles/box-sets like this


$2.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 5ks (15k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 2ks (10k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 1ks (10k total)


$4.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 7ks (21k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 5ks (25k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 2ks (20k total)


$6.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 15ks (45k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 10ks (50k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 5ks (50k total) or 
  •    25-pack of 2ks (50k total)


$8.99 = 

  •    3-pack of 20ks (60k total) or 
  •    5-pack of 15ks (75k total) or 
  •    10-pack of 7ks (70k total) or 
  •    25-pack of 5ks (125k total) 


Now that chart is not a hard and fast rule. It's my starting point. I publish my books at those prices, and then over time raise and lower prices based on sales. I will point out that most authors baulk at my price chart as it is somewhat higher than most authors are willing to charge. Keeping in mind, that if you want more sales, you will want to price lower then I do.

I'm not interested in becoming a bestseller or a household name, so I don't do the race to the bottom to gain higher sales. A lot of authors do that and it works for them. Other authors do it and end up shooting themselves in the foot. You gotta do what works for you. Not everything works for everyone and what works for me may or may not work for you, so don't take any of this as being "the one right way" to publish or price you books and articles.

I do prefer to use $2.99+ as much as possible, because the .99c book is earning you only .35c, while at $2.99 you'll earn $2.09. Just think how much that adds up over time:

  •    .99c x 10 books sold = $3.50
  •    $2.99 x 10 books sold = $20.90

You'd have to sell 59 books at .99c to earn $20, but you only have to sell 10 at $2.99 to earn $20. It's a big difference and it adds up fast. So you can see why I prefer to price higher. The book is going to sell 10 copies regardless. I'm writing small niches that are not targeted for the mass market. So if someone wants what I write, they will pay whatever price is on it, because there simply isn't any other books out there in that genre. 

This is true of all tiny niche genres. 

Whereas if I wrote a "hot topic" genre, it has to compete against the millions of other titles in that genre, so your sales might be shit because you can't get higher in the search results due to all the competition. Hot topic genres HAVE to price lower in order to compete with all the other books out there in that genre, whereas small niche genres can sell for very high prices and people pay those prices, because they don't have other options, it's your book or no book. So the genre you choose is also going to affect how you price your books. 

There are a lot of things to factor in, so the information I'm giving you on what I do, only truly applies to exactly what I do, and to make it work for you, you will have to make adjustments based on your genre, your word counts, and your target readers.

So for you wanting to be a travel writer, you have to look at all the other travel non-fiction out there and ask:

  • How many pages is their book?
  • How many words?
  • Is it illustrated?
  • What do they focus on? (Travel with pets? Travel to birdwatching destinations? Travel for photographers? Travel for food lovers? Travel for seniors? RV travel? Hiking destinations? etc.)
  • What do the covers look like?
  • How good are you at cover art?
  • What are your photography skills for illustrating?
  • Which books are your competitors?
  • What price range are they selling at?
  • Are the print only?
  • Ebook only?
  • Hardcover as well as paperback?
  • How will your book stand out?
  • If there is no books out there already on your topic, is that because there is no demand?

You'll want to ask these and more, before you get started. 

There is a lot more to travel writing, then just buying an RV, traveling, and writing. You have to know your competition and know how the publishing industry works, and how to get your work published. It's a lot of work.

A LOT. 

My print prices are about 3x higher then my ebook prices, and my hardcover prices are double or triple my paperback prices, with full color illustrated hardcovers going for as much as ten times that.

Plus I have one paperback that goes for $75 and a hardcover that goes for $250. Keeping in mind I ONLY write short stories and novellas, most of them under 35 print pages long.

As you can see, I price my fiction books very different then I do my non-fiction. My fiction has set prices, you know the word count based on the price and vice versa.

My non-fiction however, is priced as stated above, on a sliding scale, where I change prices and test the waters until I find the "sweet spot" for that particular title. That said my non-fiction vary from .99c to $14.99 with the bulk of it .99c, $1.49, $2.99, or $4.99. 

Travel fiction alone is not going to pay your RV travel bills either. You want to get into fiction, especially Erotica, if you want to actually make enough money to pay for the HUGE gas bills that come with traveling in and RV fulltime.

As someone who writes across 30 genres (including Erotica and non-fiction) with 15 pen names, I can tell you that you are at risk of lower non-fiction sales by having "smexy cover" (people in seductive poses) Erotica on the same pen name as your non-fiction. The Erotica readers may not care, they'll keep buying your Erotica, BUT your non-fic sales will plummet, because MOST people looking to buy non-fiction don't want to browse through "smexy cover art" (Erotica) to find your non-fic books, and MOST people looking to buy Erotica, are not going to give your non-fic a second glance, unless it's non-fic of a "sexualized" nature (such as How to get laid on a first date" sort of topic).

This again is a case of personal experience, been there, done that. That's not to say you will have the same results I did, that's simply pointing out that, by separating my Erotica to a separate pen name I saw increased sales in non-fiction.

So, if you are in this to make money, I recommend, based on what I've seen in my own career, that your best bet is to either to change the covers of your Erotica to be less sexy, or divide it out to a separate pen name. Say add a middle initial to one: Jack Diamond for the non-fic and Jack A. Diamond for the Erotica. something like that, would allow you to be using "2" pen names while not actually using 2 penname...it would just put the Erotica on a separate author page, so as not to offend your non-fic buyers/browsers.

I know what I'm talking about here, because I sell Erotica and nonfiction on the same penname, and by putting "non-smexy" covers on my Erotica under that pen name (no humans on covers) sales increased to the non-fiction on that same penname. It is only because of the humanless covers on my Erotica, that I'm able to do both Erotica and non-fic on that penname. 

So, it can be done, putting non-fic and Erotica under the same Author page, just know ahead of time that I think your non-fic sales will be much lower then they could be as a result. However, if you are seeing good sales all across the board on your Erotica and your non-fiction, well, then there really is no reason to change something that's not broken. So if it's working for you, to have them all under one penname, there's no reason to change them out to two.

But yeah. There's a lot to consider if you really want to make a career of traveling in your RV fulltime and writing to pay the bills. You can do it. It's just, not easy and the money is probably a lot lower then what you were expecting.









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