Paradise Publishers has launched a new ad revenue scheme for indie authors that offers 100% of the ad revenue from pages for their book. The new Author AdCash Program is being offered via the company’s Free eBooks site, which has more than 1m members.
The new scheme means that authors benefit from the simple act of including their work in the site’s catalogue. Partnering with Google’s AdSense program, Paradise Publishers claims that the scheme could provide a useful additional source of revenue for many authors, although it’s not clear what kind of fee levels will be available.
The Author AdCash Program might sound a little too good to be true, but it’s worth remembering two things. First, the program is unlikely to make many people rich but could help pay for a few all-important coffee breaks for stressed-out writers. And second, innovation like this is vital if new models of revenue generation for authors are going to be created.