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Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Musings

As late as five years ago, it seemed the New York publishers were determined to operate as they had in the 1980's, although the rest of the world was moving past them in leaps and bounds.

It's no secret that eBooks are part of the equation that is forcing the publishing industry into the future.

So the question on a lot of authors' lips these days is:

If I can ePublish my own book, why do I need a publisher?

What do you think? If you have a traditional publisher who epublishes your titles, what advantages do you have with them that a self-published author does not have?

Or if you are a self-published author, why did you choose not to go with a traditional publisher?


Bonnie Watson said...

It's hard to sign an ebook. But maybe that's possible if a fan wants to bring by a notebook full of signatures! Most bookstores want hard books in order to schedule book signings. But ebooks keep costs down, unlike printing. You can spend more time advertising and getting the word out with the extra saved money and not have to worry about someone NOT doing their job while you're working on your next bestseller!

p.m.terrell said...

I know some authors who are signing their Kindle books but I haven't had the time to figure out how they do that...
Since my heart problem surfaced, I've had to replace my personal appearances with blog tours. I am enjoying them immensely and I've noticed my eBook sales jumped substantially - they're now outselling my printed books nearly 5 to 1.
Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment, Bonnie!