The value of e-books...
at 9:23 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I literally reached over to my bedside table, grabbed my nook, and bought the book. $11.99 and five minutes later, I was reading it.
And it's a great book.
My point to all those authors out there still stubbornly holding out for a "traditional" book deal with a "traditional" publisher, don't forget the instant gratification factor. He literally sold at least one book (and who knows how many others to people like me) by appearing on the Today show. Before his interview was over, as a matter of fact. If I'd had to wait to buy the book, to go out to a bookstore and get it, or order it to come from a site online as dead-tree book, I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it, if ever. It would have slipped my mind. He most likely would have lost the sale, or at least not had an immediate sale. But because the book was available in e-book format, I grabbed it.
I don't know how much he makes per e-book, but I know I (and other indie-pubbed authors, as well as self-pubbed authors) tend to make MORE per e-book sale than we do print books. We can sell less books and make more money, in other words.
So just a friendly reminder as to why you should never look down your nose at e-books. They can result in sales you might never have had.
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