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Globster
Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger

Hello to the scope online community

I hope you are well on the wonderful sunny Saturday afternoon

I have an idea to write small poetry books with my little draws and put a free online platform for anyone to read ideas of a free platform where do this because publishing costs too much money and is too much of a headache because my disability benefits may be affected is this true because what read online

And has anyone here in the online community got a book published?

And I look forward to the online community whether you this idea or to leave it well alone. I look forward to receiving your comments and advice.

Many thanks in advance

Globster

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
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    There are quite a few websites that are free to set yourself up on. I know some people use wordpress or blogger as two examples!

    I think it'd be really interesting @Globster, I love reading your poetry here 😄

    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Amazon will publish books for free and they take a flat rate of 30% or something

    I think it usually works out better if you plan on selling a few dozen or hundred books, and more expensive than going self-published only if you are like a bestselling author!!

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I meant to say this is just on Kindle, not hard copies

  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Jimm_Scope i appreciate your kind words about my poetry and I appreciate your advice on where post my post for people to read I will definitely look into the two of the opinions that you mentioned thank you so much help and support to ❤️

    @66Mustang i appreciate your advice to and I will also look at the opinions you gave your comments thank you so much for your help and support ❤️

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck @Globster

    The one thing you might want to look into is certain income (like pensions) is treated as "unearned" income - despite being very much earned - and you lose certain benefits equal to 100% of the amount of "unearned income"

    I don't know if royalties from books would be considered earned or unearned income but maybe someone else could advise you there 😊

  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    @66Mustang

    I will look into the things mentioned in your comment and I will ask someone about royalties books. I am very curious about doing this because I lost my disability benefits

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Globster

    Just worth checking when it comes to any income-related benefits you might be getting, like ESA or Universal Credit

    You shouldn't lose your PIP, even if you become a bestseller ☺️ you of course still have the same disability, regardless of how much money you have

  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,553 Disability Gamechanger
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    @66Mustang

    I will add it to my list of things that I need to look as well as the things you mentioned earlier and I appreciate your help and support with this matter you help has very much appreciated thank you so much you are amazing and so kind @66Mustang ❤️

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