Kindle Ready? Are You Ready for E-book Publishing?
August 30, 2011
I decided that I am going to have a Kindle edition of this book. I am pretty excited bout this because I was back and forth asking myself if this is such a grand idea. I think that it is. Kindle has a big market. It is a part of the Amazon world, and it is something that can earn income for me, as long as the book has a market.
It’s not the only choice out there, but for now it is the best choice. It is the place where more people shop and buy e-books. It is well known and most people refer to their ebook readers as a ‘kindle’ even if it isn’t one. It has user visibility.
But then, so do the iPad and Nook, and Sony e-readers.
Amazon reported that e-books are so popular now that their e-book sales numbers have surpassed those of traditional books. While this is something sad for me to hear, because I like the physical feel of a book, this market cannot be ignored. It will only grow.
There are parallels with blogging world, I believe, because almost anyone can produce a Kindle book for a reasonable price. The key is, like a good blog post, you need to write a good kindle e-book. There is one thing I would bring up. Every good writer needs to know what works for him or her. There is such a thing as cost of setting up an e-book no matter now small.
I know that CreateSpace offers the choice to make the book a Kindle ready edition. But I know many of us need to keep a cost in mind when we publish. I know I do. This is why I thought very carefully before I made my choice.
Always compare before you buy!
If I suspect that I can gain more of an audience using a Nook book edition, then I will do my homework and have a Nook edition ready for my reader. Are you ready for e-book publishing yet?