|Posted by Diana Mylek on January 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM|
This is a win-win for you and e-publishers in that you design the book, do the inside in a format that you prefer and sell it on the web through Lulu.com or kindle.com. However it may be difficult to get a publisher to take this book after it has been exposed on the web. So you will need to think about this. If this is all you want with your book, and mild profits are okay, then this is for you. If you want to sell a block buster, you will need to go through an agent or traditional publisher. For name recognition, which is crucial in the industry, putting out a few of these and selling a bunch will open doors for you.
*Great news!* Sales of Kindle books have surpassed sales of printed books! This is great news for all us e-book publishers and authors. This is an exciting time for electronic devices; e-books can be read on Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook, I-pads, I-pods and even on computers! And the cool part of all this is that it's world-wide. No door to door selling, just a book on the web, formatted correctly, a great cover, a great story...and doors will open for you.
It's also a great time for those who can offer services to authors. We need book covers, we need editing and we need help with the web. Then there is our author websites, social networking sites, blogs...it's endless, the way we need help to make our books best sellers. So much is happening in the e-world and it's wonderful to be part of it.