Consider both publishing options for your next book
For the past few years, there has been a great deal of press — and hence a great deal of excitement — about e-books.
Correspondingly, there is also significant debate about the relative merits of each option. The purists insist that the printed version is the way to go, nearly sacred. While the technologists say that e-books are where it’s at… read more>>
As a consumer, the type of book and the form it’s in affects what I’m willing to pay. First, some background: I read both printed and e-books, having no overwhelming preference for one over the other; I like aspects of both and realize their limitations. The other item is for most of my adult life I’ve read nonfiction, only recently rediscovering the joy of fiction. Having said that, I do prefer to read fiction on my Kindle, while for nonfiction, I have a slight inclination for a printed copy. Here’s what that means:
- I’m much more likely to buy a nonfiction book over a fiction book. I view nonfiction books as references, something I expect I’ll refer to later. I can highlight and make notes much easier on paper than in a device. The printed word provides a better means for me to learn and study, even though I greatly appreciate the search feature in e-books. read more>>
In the world of book publishing, if we blink, something’s apt to change. Every day there seems to be a new option, a different twist, or better pricing. The best solution for a particular situation soon yields to an even better answer – often within months or even weeks.
Publishing books becomes an art of aiming at a moving target, a goal that ebbs and flows at the pace of a changing tide. New vendors emerge and existing players develop innovations to target a different niche… read more>>