The vast majority of my Star Trek fiction is out of print. That is, no longer available from Pocket Books as paper books. Instead, it’s all available as eBooks and the last few cycles, my Pocket Books royalties have consisted of eBook sales.
Interestingly, in the last year, everyone has been talking about making money incrementally from eBooks. Throw your old stuff up online for pennies and you can make some side cash through volume. Others are gearing up to produce entirely new works for eBook-only readers.
Today, I received my royalty statement from Pocket and five books sold well enough to earn me royalties. They were all eBook editions, mostly the Starfleet Corps of Engineers compilations, but the whopping total of $9.09 does not get my heart excited at the prospect that eBooks will be the savior we’re hoping for.