Well the answer’s no.
Readers of one of my other blogs will recall that I experimented on myself with Amazon’s self publishing suite back in January.
No surprisingly I’m not amazingly rich as a consequence, sales have been trickling along at about a couple of copies a month in both the US and the UK although there was that strange unexplained burst of 9 sales in the UK in November.
What it does show is how simple it is to put something out there. And while Amazon does take a fairly hefty cut what it does mean that it would be relatively easy to publish scholarly material such as conference papers, monographs and the like via Amazon with no upfront cost …