When you switch to indie publishing from the traditional format, you essentially become a developer. You are creating and developing property that will continue to bring you a nice return every year. Say you have a short story that cost you $150 to publish, and you sell $15 worth of that short story per year. That's a ten percent return on investment. If you sell $30 worth of that short story, that's a 20 percent annual investment. The only thing that does better than that is Bitcoin (#btc). I have short stories that thus far have made me thousands. You wouldn't know it looking at the Amazon rank, but it's the slow and steady sales that rule the day. Get yourself an IP lawyer and set up your estate so the kids can continue to benefit from this ROI.