magna-sicut-leonum
magna-sicut-leonum
Her Boring Twenties
Meg | 24 | queer & anxiousOf all the things I thought I'd be, I never would have thought of me.
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magna-sicut-leonum · 3 hours ago
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i read that book you recommended! (homoerotic)
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magna-sicut-leonum · 3 hours ago
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the inherent orpheus and eurydice vibes in the act of turning around to look at someone
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magna-sicut-leonum · 4 hours ago
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The writers of Legend of Korra literally gave Mako the most tragic fucking backstory I’ve ever heard and then went
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and proceeded to ignore it for the entirety of the show
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magna-sicut-leonum · 4 hours ago
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scratching a girls back when she’s sleepy really is top tier romance luv
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magna-sicut-leonum · 4 hours ago
ghb ,., gj., , .gir.,. ,.girls.,., , , ,.... prett.,.. . , .. girls , ,.,.,.,. pretty . im love womebn
same
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magna-sicut-leonum · 13 hours ago
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dex has shockingly green thumbs, he sets up a garden in the haus's backyard and grows all kinds of veggies
nursey kills any plant he touches (has killed multiple cacti) and is forbidden from existing within a 5 foot radius of dex's garden
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magna-sicut-leonum · 13 hours ago
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With my book coming out soon, I thought I'd take this as a chance to answer a very tough question:
What's the Best Way to Support an Indie Author? Where should you buy their books? 🤔💵
Big post incoming!
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Before we start talking about the wild, wild world of 👑royalties👑, I want to make this crystal clear:
The best way to support an indie author* is to BUY OUR BOOKS. Straight up. Paying for our hard work is good enough.
You want to support me? Easy. Buy my book.
*Now, let’s say you don’t care where you get the book from or your goal is to make sure most of your hard-earned money actually goes to the indie author rather than some corporation… then, in that case, read on!
So… what the heck are book royalties anyway?
When you purchase an indie eBook the money you spend is split between the author and the retailer. Depending on the split, more or less of your money will actually end up on the hands of the author you’re trying to support.
This differs from traditional publishing, where the author receives a lump sum as an advance from the publisher (which is then split between author and agent).
The publisher then sells this book on other storefronts, which further splits where the money actually goes.
PS: It is not until the book has actually generated as much revenue as the advance that said author begins to *actually* earn royalties on books sold, which may be as little as cents per book to a percentage of each sale.
To further confuse matters, different retailers offer different royalty rates! 😵
Where should you purchase books from if you want to super-duper support an indie author?
Well, let me give you a tier list—beginning from the TOP!
S TIER: Author's Personal Shop
Buying a book directly from an author's shop is by far the best way support 'em. Outside of a small % that goes to cover for credit card fees (~5% in my case), pretty much all of your money goes to the author.
If the author has a shop—buy it from there!!
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A TIER: Itch.io
It's not just for games, you know! Its royalty rate is one of the most generous with a default 90/10. This is crazy-good compared to most other retailers.
Seriously, more authors should start selling their books on Itch.io!!
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B TIER: Most Retailers
Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, and Kobo all offer a 70/30 split. It didn't use to be like this, tho!
If you like to have all of your books on the same platform, buying an indie author’s book through these platforms is honestly A-OK! 👍
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C TIER: Amazon
Amazon has a default 35/65 rate (ouch) and has the option for a 70/30—but it's not easy. The latter option is not available in all territories and has many prerequisites.
Also, one way to get the 70/30 split is to *exclusively* sell your title on Amazon (ooof).
As if Amazon’s system wasn’t already confusing enough—there’s also *delivery fees*. Yes, you read that right. Amazon charges the author for the delivery of the digital item based on the file size, nickle-and-diming you like it's 2004 and you went over your text message limit.
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I don’t want anyone to feel bad for buying books through Amazon. Like I said before, the best way to support us is to buy our books—no matter where you get them.
A sale is better than no sale at all. 🤞
The reason I set out to write this is because the average person has no clue that where you buy a book from actually matters.
You spend your hard-earned money wanting to support an indie author and the bulk of that Hamilton doesn’t even go to them.
And now you know. 🧵🔚
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magna-sicut-leonum · 13 hours ago
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Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal play ‘First Impressions’ with @LADbible
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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what reclaiming "queer" means
don't call someone queer if they've explicitly asked you not to
what reclaiming "queer" ALSO means
you're allowed to freely use the word queer to talk about yourself, your perspective and other queer folks, without restriction
you're allowed to talk about queer community
you're allowed to refer to queer literature, art, music, and history under the umbrella "queer"
you're allowed to call fictional characters queer
you're allowed to want people to refer to you as queer (yes, even cishets jfc)
you should never be shamed, harassed or attacked for using the word queer in these contexts, or any context where you're not directly calling someone queer who has asked you not to
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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checks my watch
oh would you look like that, it's
nora o'clock
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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We have no choice but to stan a queen 💪❤️👑
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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(hears a song lyric) this would make a great all-lower case fanfiction title
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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what if we kissed in front of the plaque on the church where anne lister and ann walker got married in 1834 (and we were both girls)
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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seeing someone’s work on ao3 after seeing their username on tumblr is like seeing your friend dressed up in formalwear when 2 hours ago they were eating pizza in their sweats on your couch
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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Jim Hodges
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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if we are mutuals know that i’m rooting for u
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magna-sicut-leonum · 14 hours ago
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As a lesbian i will always relate more to trans women than cishet women. Made to feel disgusting and predatory in women's spaces? Check. Berated and mocked for our relation to sexuality and womanhood? Check. Hated for our "deviancy from the norm"? Check. Every single essay about womanhood by a trans woman--and especially, especially by trans wlw--has spoken more to me than anything written by a cis straight woman ever could. T*rfs can take that to the bank.
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magna-sicut-leonum · 16 hours ago
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i hate hate HATE that i cry when people yell at me or when i argue or stand up for myself i try so fucking hard not to but i get so goddamn overwhelmed i literally can’t even feel it coming on sometimes i’m just suddenly crying!!! like believe me i hate crying so much you think i’m sobbing uncontrollably for fun??
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