Nowadays, there are plenty of electronic platforms that authors can consider for the publishing of their e book. In the last few years, e books have surfaced with considerable force in markets where English is a primary language, most particularly in the US. So what makes e book publishing the best route for self-publishers to take?
First of all, e book is insanely cheaper compared to traditional print publishing. Another reason is that lower cost translates to less risk for self-publishers, so they’re more willing to take chances on their masterpiece. Hence, if you’re a self-publishing author and your book isn’t very successful, you don’t have to brood over spending a ton of cash for nothing.
The third advantage offered by e book publishing is the rapid growth of the digital book industry. The third reason many authors are turning to e book publishing today is the unrelenting growth of the e book industry. People in the US almost read e books as much as they read conventional books, for instance.
As an author, what do you consider when choosing the right e platform for your book:
There are so many e book publishers today, and the royalties you get from them obviously vary. Usually though, the royalty percentage will be based on retail price, excluding taxes, minus the publisher’s electronic file delivery fee. 99. This is the price range targeted by most self-publishing authors today so they can have a larger share.
Some services have special rules on book pricing. As a new author, for example, you may not have the freedom to price your book, or you may be prohibited from offering it for free. In any case, you’ll want to avoid getting stuck in a scenario in which you’re not happy with the price and you can’t do anything about it.
Some platforms out there offer e book formatting services, but you are not required to hire them if you prefer to do it yourself. But if you do decide to DIY, be careful as this job is usually not very simple, although you can choose from a wide variety of software.
With some services, exclusivity is a requirement. If you have a small number of books, it may be wise to leave some available through open publishing while having others exclusive to your chosen publisher (be sure to pick a good one).
As you may already know, there are so many e book publishers nowadays. The big ones sell globally, either from their own websites, or from their own websites and affiliates. But of course, there are smaller players on the market which may be just as worthy to consider.