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Friday, 16 April 2010

eBooks the benefits to small authors

A fascinating article on Tech-Dirt looks at eBooks from the perspective of small authors - As the eBook experience improves, especially with the increased adoption of the Kindle and iPad, authors now have the same opportunity that exists now for musicians to exploit new opportunities. Like the music world, most writers also don't expect to make a great living from writing, so for them, exposure to readers is more valuable than revenue:
If you give a writer a choice between $10,000 and 10,000 readers, the writer will always choose the latter.
After all, having 10,000 readers is a fantastic connection with which to work -- at that point, all an author would have to do to make money would be to give the readers a reason to buy. FULL ARTICLE

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I think, yes, the opportunities are increasing. I'm hoping Borgo/Wildside will get more into the ebook side eventually.