Monday, April 18, 2011

E-Book Sales Jump! Are You There?

This is from one of the "In The News" segment of my last newsletter:
According the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales grew 164% from 2009 to 2010. They represent only 9% of the book market but 10% of its profits. Yes, you should be there!  
More figures: folks who have readers like Kindle or Nook read two out of three books in digital format.  
I thought those of you who aren't publishing your books as e-books in addition to paperback wouldn't mind a little nudge. And that readers--even ones like me who love the feel of paper and the smell of ink--wouldn't mind a little nudge, too. I recently bought a Kindle with my birthday Monday (Yes, just a kid at heart!) and love, love, love it! It got the fancy version with FREE 3GS on it and am glad I did. 
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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