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4 Encouraging Points for the Independent Authors

Originally posted by vinayaksanga on MyLife Spectrum Solutions

Beyond the exploding sales numbers & reach, the digital book / ebook publishing age offers opportunities for new and prospective authors or aspiring writers that have previously been open to a relative few.

  1. Authors control. Today’s creative people in the society – artists, musicians, sculptors, and authors – have almost always been at the mercy of others controlling and profiting from their art. It’s been that way since shahjahan was building the Taj mahal. With eBooks, authors can finally have more control as they want because of their direct access to their reading audience.
  2. Short period. In the traditional model, when an author finally completes his or her manuscript, it’s a classic case of hurry-up-and-wait. It can take anywhere from 12 to 15 months for the traditional author-agent-publisher-designer-printer-bookstore model to get the work into the marketplace. Compare that with the 3 to 4 weeks it takes to see your PubZen eBook on Amazon, Apple and more ebookstores.
  3. Special interests can be special. So you’ve spent years of your life writing your opus: Thursday Morning Mating Habits of Left-Winged Emperor Penguins. Try getting a traditional publisher to commit the resources to print it. With eBooks, even tiny niche titles are economical to produce, satisfying small yet potentially profitable reading audiences.
  4. More Royalty. The old payment formulas are completely upside down in today’s  eBook world. Instead of accepting miniscule royalty percentages going through old school methods, authors are seeing highest royalty share of sales receipts through some of the digital publishers & ebook retailers. Even when ebook authors bring prices way down to  2.99….$1.99….even $.99…they’re realizing much higher revenue totals because of increased unit sales.

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