Yes, dear authors, you can control your own future, and the good news on the e-book front just keeps on rolling.
Since April 1st, Amazon.com has sold more e-books for its Kindle than it has print copies – that’s hardcovers and paperbacks combined, even those books for which there is no e-version available.
If you look into your crystal ball, it’s easy to see that this is only the beginning of that trend. Since April 1st, Amazon.com has sold 105 Kindle books for every 100 print books it’s sold. That small gap will undoubtedly grow as the electronic revolution continues to move forward.
For aspiring authors, this is fantastic news. Breaking into the old brick-and-mortar publishing industry is an excruciatingly long and frustrating process, and the odds against your success are staggering. Not so with e-publishing. You control your future; you and whomever you enlist to help you achieve those dreams of becoming a successful author.
That’s where an authors’ cooperative like the e-publishing group we’re forming comes in. There is power in numbers, and you needn’t be alone in the wilderness as you attempt to succeed in the e-book marketplace. Nor must you give away huge chunks of your sales royalties to garner the help of others who share a dream not so different from your own.
Stay tuned. We’ll soon be opening our e-publishing group’s website and making our effort official. If you’re an aspiring writer looking to break into the market, or an established author looking to improve your electronic footprint and sales performance, our group just might be the prescription you’ve been looking for.
The second week of June will be an exciting time for us… and maybe, just maybe, for you too.
Check out the latest good news: Amazon: Kindle books outselling all print books
‘Til next time, and as always, remember: To write well, you must work hard. To succeed in this tough gig, you mustn’t be lazy (or discouraged).