Hmm…what do you think? I’ve highlighted my favorites, which is not to say I necessarily agree with them:
Publishers create or license their own e-reading apps.
Public libraries will increasingly buy access to large aggregations of ebooks.
Publisher margins will be under pressure.
Number of non-bookstores selling books will increase.
More publishers will start to sell ebooks directly to readers.
Self-publishing will continue to grow even as ebook sales at publishers stagnate.
Amazon will continue to expand into publishing books.
Shift to tablets and smartphones will have a negative effect on ebook sales.
Read the full article here.
(via The Shifting Landscape of Book Reviews)
This is a nice little overview of a handful of popular book review blogs. I do have a question about the graphic, though. I can’t quite tell whether the reader is reading:
(a) an indie book;
(b) a book review blog;
(c) the ebook bestseller list; or
(d) today’s price for pork bellies.
Ins and Outs of Publishing Your Book via the Web – NYTimes.com
Well, I don’t have a breakaway bestseller (yet), but I’m feeling pretty good about my sales now. I was able to fly British Airways Club World to Scotland last month on my book earnings; and, friends, that is a world in which you want to travel!
But one thing has not changed: most self-published books sell fewer than 100 or 150 copies, many authors and self-publishing company executives say. There are breakout successes, to be sure, and some writers can make money simply by selling their e-books at low prices. Some self-published books attract so much attention that a traditional publishing house eventually picks them up.