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The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Nov 2017, 20:58

Courtenay wrote:I'm looking forward to receiving mine! :D Sorry to hear you don't get as much commission from the print version, Rob. I would probably have bought the digital version if I had a tablet or e-reader, but I don't, and my laptop, while brilliant for many things, isn't so good for reading e-books on!


Personally I think the print versions of any book are better than e-versions! Thank you for buying it Courtenay. :-)

I don't get much commission, but at least its all profit, as I also don't have to pay anything out, so I guess any commission is good! 8)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Wolfgang » 03 Nov 2017, 17:19

I just wonder - if you're earning money with your book, don't you have to pay taxes? Or is it already included (or rather excluded) from your royalties?
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Eddie Muir » 03 Nov 2017, 18:59

I’ve written a review on the Amazon website, Rob. I hope it helps. :D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 03 Nov 2017, 19:25

Wolfgang wrote:I just wonder - if you're earning money with your book, don't you have to pay taxes? Or is it already included (or rather excluded) from your royalties?


You have to sign an online tax declaration form - but its unlikely I'll ever be taxed on it, as I would have to earn a great deal! I'm not working full time - only the occasional job as an 'extra' so it's unlikely I'd earn as much as £11,500 a year, which is when taxable income kicks in.

I make about 68p on each book that's sold, and about £1.25 on each ebook! 8)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 03 Nov 2017, 19:26

Eddie Muir wrote:I’ve written a review on the Amazon website, Rob. I hope it helps. :D


Thank you Eddie - its a lovely review! I'm humbled. :-D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Nov 2017, 14:28

Thank you to all those who have bought a copy, both paperback and ebook. :-D I can see what I've sold by going into my 'author portal' lol! :lol:

I'm now considering other books to try...I have a children's picture book, and 'early reader' type children's book, a children's ghost story book I wrote years ago, another children's story involving time travel and ghosts, and several adult sagas etc, so I have a few to choose from! Will have to retype most of them and edit them first though, so quite a big job. That's why I put 'the Last Summer' on first, as it needed the least work doing to it. :-)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby pete9012S » 04 Nov 2017, 15:39

Rob Houghton wrote:
I'm now considering other books to try.. a children's ghost story book I wrote years ago, another children's story involving time travel and ghosts...


I really like the sound of these two Rob.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 04 Nov 2017, 22:04

I'm thinking of retyping 'Dark Hall' next which is my novel for older children about ghosts and time travel. Trouble is, it needs a lot of editing! :-)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Fiona1986 » 04 Nov 2017, 22:16

Good for you for Rob! I'm barely managing to read anything at the moment, too tired and not enough concentration. Maybe in a few months (or years!?) I can give your book a go.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Eddie Muir » 04 Nov 2017, 23:04

Rob Houghton wrote:I'm thinking of retyping 'Dark Hall' next which is my novel for older children about ghosts and time travel. Trouble is, it needs a lot of editing! :-)

I like the sound of Dark Hall, Rob. Please keep us informed about any publication plans. :D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 05 Nov 2017, 12:52

I'll let you know, Eddie, of course! :-D The trouble is, I have about 10 or 12 children's novels, most finished, a couple not completed,mostly ghost/time travel, fantasy or historical, which is my 'thing' - but I can't decide which one to concentrate on yet, as they all have merits and all need editing rather savagely! It might be a big job.


Thank you for your lovely review, 'Nigel'. ;-)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Moonraker » 06 Nov 2017, 19:20

As if that's a trouble! I'm pleased that Julie's published book has spurred you on to consider publishing so many books, Rob: I look forward to reading them. :D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Courtenay » 07 Nov 2017, 21:34

My copy arrived today! :D It's beautifully printed, too — I'm impressed. I was half afraid that a "print on demand" book would look just like it had been hastily run off and stuck together, but this one looks very professional. Thanks, Rob — I'll look forward to reading it.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 07 Nov 2017, 21:43

I see you have one for sale, used, Rob?

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 08 Nov 2017, 00:24

Nope! :lol: I have no idea who - or what - that is, to be honest - I don't think its real! :? I saw one the other day that said 'used' but there was nothing there when I looked.
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