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Breaking Points Appearance
On Tuesday, I was on Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar to discuss my new book.
This experience made me look into what it’s like to self-publish, and Kindle says they give you up to 70% of the sales, compared to 5%-7.5% in the academic book market and around 10%-20% for popular presses. To go out on your own is pretty risky for someone without a preexisting audience, but seeing how much money Amazon lets you keep, I’m surprised more people don’t do it.
On a different note, I’ll be doing a followup on this post pretty soon. I’ve been paying less attention to the betting markets, as PredictIt has bored me a bit as I’ve been following the day-to-day of American politics a little less and focusing more on a few large projects. I may start making regular predictions on Metaculus, which is less interesting because there’s no money involved, but more interesting because there is a broader range of questions.