Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In The Demon's Head: E-Books: Future or Fad

In The Demon's Head #34: E-Books: Future or Fad
June 19, 2012

Hello everyone as always it's a nice enjoyable Tuesday night. It's been a good day and a rather productive one I must say. I didn't get nearly the list done that I had originally planned but I can't complain, I signed on for a new place and get to move in a couple of weeks, I have an application in to start training to be a C.N.A and will likely do that until I can get the writing off the ground. I can't complain the pay won't be horrible and the class can't be that bad. Either way that's enough of the general hoopla that's going on with me, let's move onto today's edition of “In The Demon's Head” discussing E-Books.

Unless you've been living under a rock then you know what an E-Book is, I don't think I need to explain to you what they are so let's move onto the question that I'd like to address today, are E-books the Future or just a passing Fad? Let's take a look at some facts below.

E-Books are cheap to make, in some cases for independent authors they are free with the right know how. What's great about this is that they're so easy and affordable so the profit margin on an E-book is so much higher then that of a print book.

We are in complete control. What's great about this especially for independent authors is that our books are always available. We can market them either on Amazon or Barns and Noble or on our websites, we can decide on cover images, release dates, everything from top to bottom we're in control of. It gives us as authors, a lot more control over our career.

E-Books are also far more portable. You can get books either on the I-Pad, Barns and Noble Nook, and the Amazon Kindle as well as a number of other generic E-Readers that are out on the Market now. You can carry hundreds of books on one device which weighs less then that of a paper-back novel.

Now I've given some great information as to what an E-book is and how they are very beneficial however, what does this mean for the publishing industry? Will E-Books stay around or will they slowly fade into the sunlight, given statistics of the last 10 years and understanding people like I do I'd have to think that E-Books are not only NOT a Fad, they could eventually completely replace Paper bound books. I know this is a broad call but it is possible.

So in my eyes, I think it would be a great idea to start learning as much about publishing E-Books as you can if your an aspiring author, the more you learn about the publishing industry and the parts of it then you will be further ahead then your competitor. I'd love to hear your comments about E-Books and your experiences in the section below.

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Until next time you want to take a trip through the gates of hell and into the Demon's Head I'm Kyle Robinson wishing you a safe trip back to the surface.

1 comment:

  1. liked your post; publishing co's really in flux; time of the individual voice, but creating connection, not just individualism, more like "arts rising."