A-Z Blog Challenge: E post by Kerrie Flanagan
Digital Publishing and his thoughts on why he thinks this is a great medium for authors and readers. His post did get me thinking about this new wave in publishing and then a friend brought me a copy (a print copy) of the March 20th, Sunday New York Times Book Review.
I was excited to see that there is now a category for E-Book Bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction. They even have a category for Combined Print and E-Book Best Sellers. What fascinated me about the list was the books that were on the E-Book Bestseller list.
Five of the top 16 fiction e-books are not on the print lists at all and four of the nonfiction e-books aren't. To me this is exciting news because it extends the life of a book for an author. There is no "Out of Print" on e-books.
One book, Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson, is now #15 on the fiction E-Book Bestseller list, beating out The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo. What is really encouraging about this book is that it is self-published and is right up there with the big dogs, Penguin, St. Martin's and Simon & Schuster.
This opens up so many possibilities for authors. If we have a good book (that has been professionally edited and formatted), we don't necessarily have to go the traditional publishing route--we can also explore e-books.
Do you think e-books will help or hurt publishing? Have any of you read Her Last Letter?
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