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Tuesday, September 16

Discover The Value of eBooks

As you launch yourself into the world of self-publishing, you will at some point face a series of decisions about your book's form of publication. Do you want to publish your book as a hardcover, a paperback, or an e-book--or some combination of these three options? Ultimately, your decisions depend on what you know about each of these forms.

Since e-books are the newest addition to the publication market, some of the benefits remain less well-known than others. As you navigate the options available to you, we want to help you on your way by unlocking a few of the main advantages to publishing your book as an e-book.

  1. They are popular. While in recent years e-book sales have begun to level out in terms of the percentage they occupy of the total book market, the e-book industry has begun to mature and reach a wide and stable readership. According to the Pew Research Center, which tracks trends in the book industry, more than 50% of adults own a smartphone, tablet computer, e-reader, or other e-book-compatible device. More than seven out of every ten adults had read a book in some format or another over the prior year, and three out of every ten had read an e-book. These numbers demonstrate just how pervasive and important the e-book market is to an author.
  2. They cost less to produce. Since e-book production requires little more than a digital copy of your manuscript to create, most authors choose to price their e-books cheaper than they do their print editions. This price reduction serves as a lure to new readers.
  3. They cost less to buy. Because they cost less to produce, and due to the competitive pricing of the e-book market, most readers can purchase more e-books for less money than they might be able to purchase in print editions at a bookstore or online. Since they are purchasing digital files, they don't have to cover the additional shipping costs, either. All in all, e-books provide cost benefits on a purchase-by-purchase basis to both authors and readers.
  4. The reading experience is customizable. Not only can e-book readers take them on road trips and plane flights much more easily than print editions, they can also customize their reading experience. With an e-book, readers can instantly change the appearance of the page they're reading by modifying the brightness, contrast, and font settings. Most e-readers allow users to change the font size to approximate the lettering in large print books, so you only need to create one e-book edition to reach multiple niche markets.
  5. The reward to author and reader is instantaneous. When readers elect to purchase e-books, they can send their purchases directly to their e-reading devices. Instant gratification is a powerful marketing tool!
Outskirts Press offers comprehensive publication packages with the option of digital editions. Given the advantages that e-books offer to readers, be sure not to miss out on this huge and growing market. Let us utilize these advantages to publish your book across a variety of e-reading platforms, including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple iPad.

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