E-Book Marketing: What Authors Should Know
It’s time to re-think the e-book and what it means for independent authors.
First of all, there isn’t a single “market” or “platform” for ebooks. You could go with Kindle or Nook or Kobo or iAuthor or many other publishers coming out every day. The process for publication is quick (no more than a few hours, unlike other self-publishers!) and you can set your own price and royalties.
Another thing worth noting is that, if you want people to check out your books, you need to make them available everywhere. Don’t just set up a Kindle book and let it go from there. Re-publish your book in as many different formats for as many different kinds of readers as possible. How do I know this? Because it’s just the way things work.
Twitter) a short story, “To End All Wars” by S. Evan Townsend. It sounded interesting, so I clicked on the link to see what it would take to get it. As it turned out, not much! I downloaded a PDF right away and then also got a copy on my iPad. I could get one for my Kindle too if I wanted just as easily. I read the story, and I loved it. But I might not have even downloaded it if it were only available on a single platform.
Honestly, if you’re self-publishing, there’s no excuse not to get your book available on every e-book platform you can find. You’ll get many more interested readers, and your books will be available to others with the snap of a finger.