Why Ebooks?

There are those who no doubt wonder why an author would go exclusively with an ebook publisher like LazyDay. Aren’t printed books where it is at?

That is no longer the sole way of doing things. Over the last couple of years ebooks have surged. According to this post ebook sales are expected to bit $1 billion dollars by the end of the year. That is a lot of money any way you look at it, and it is only going to get much larger in the future.

Ebooks have plenty of advantages. They are easy to produce and take on no real room. They can be updated fast. They are cheap to buy – for one normal book you can purchase a number of ebooks. The authors see a bigger return per sale than with paper books, even if they sell for less. An author may see 5% of the sale price of a paper book, while seeing 40% (more if self published) of an ebook.

There are down sides of course; easy to pirate, requires access to the ‘net to purchase and ebook readers to actually read and there is still a stigma attached to them in some quarters.

But in my mind the pros outweigh the cons.

I’m looking forward to seeing my first novellas up for sale and hope to add many more to them in the future.

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About Ash Stirling

Author of the darker side of things View all posts by Ash Stirling

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