Monday, September 20, 2010

If I was you I would be on this eBook train and figure out how to make money with it...

"Ebooks are also allowing writers more freedom. We're no longer beholden or bound to the whims of editors, sales reps, distributors, coop, marketing dollars, chain-store buyers, and corporate folks who ultimately decide the fate our books. For the first time, we can directly reach readers without any gatekeepers or middlemen who impose their ideas on what works and what doesn't, and we can make 70% royalties, compared to the 8% royalties we've gotten for paperbacks." -- Joe Konrath talking to David Morrell

If you are "slightly famous" with a "small fan base" you could do VERY well.  The 1,000 true fans really comes into play at htis level.  So the question become are you looking for corporation to give you those big sales numbers where you get 8% with no control, or you get 70% where everything is all on you?  What kind of person are you?  I think I might have to look deeper into the eBook realm and think what LPJ Design should be doing differently.  Talk to you later...