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E-books- do they sell

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E-books- do they sell

Postby kspil » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:45 pm

I know as a 500m member I get 5 free e-books and I thought I might just put some stuff up there for people to read. I have a couple that might be perfect for that.

Do people make some money off of e-books?

I may still do it anyway, but I was just curious.
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Postby KennAllan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:50 pm

Mine haven't sold. I'm considering pulling them.

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Postby Hoomi » Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:27 am

The informal polls I ran when I was considering self-publishing a few months back asked potential readers if they would consider buying an e-book for a couple of bucks as opposed to a hardcopy for $15. Almost everyone I heard from said that they would rather spend the $15 than read a book on their computer or an e-book reader.

Back in the nineties, techno-gurus were predicting the demise of the printed book by now. They greatly underestimated the book afficianado's love of the bound volume.

I think as the technology continues to drop in price and easily portable readers become more available and affordable, we'll see e-books becoming a respectable market share of books sold. For now, though, my own inclination would be to offer the e-book along with a print volume, and not hold a lot of hopes for great sales in the e-book department.

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This was post # 2000. Wow.
“It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven.” ~ Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

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