E-Book ‘em, Dano! Here’s How and Why
Posted on November 22, 2011 @ 5:21 PM in Uncategorized
The subtle, pleasant smell of paper and ink working together to create an escape or experience?
Reading a book on a computer screen, mobile phone or e-reader just doesn’t have the same cachet.
We’re supposed to snuggle up with a glass of wine or hot chocolate to read our book in front of a warm fire, not a cold screen!
And yet, I’ve been buying e-books for years (as downloadable PDFs I read on my computer). I love being able to access a world of information immediately.
No waiting 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. No library reserve lists.
Here are some interesting stats about e-books, based on composite online sources:
E-book sales grew by 177% in 2010 over 2009. Stats are not yet available for 2011 but indications are this growth will continue, if not accelerate.
E-reader owners read twice as many e-books as traditional books.
Amazon controls up to 80% of the entire e-book market and the percentage is rising.
Apple iPad users downloaded more than 5 million e-books in the first 65 days of the device’s introduction.
There’s a revolution going on, the likes of which probably rival the introduction of the Gutenburg press.
That technological marvel put books and literacy in the hands of the masses. It allowed authors to reach a greater audience at a lower cost.
It has never been easier to publish your own material and reach a wide audience.
For small business owners, writing and publishing an e-book can quickly elevate you to the status of a trusted authority in your market. Not to mention, create a passive income stream!
Chiropractors, accountants, lawyers, trades people – all can benefit from creating an e-book to share their knowledge and expertise.
As many of you know, my alter-ego co-owns Enzepplopedia Publishing, Inc. with my brother, Frank Reddon. We self-published his hardcover book about Led Zeppelin and have created a few e-books as downloadable PDFs.
However, as of this week, our e-book version of his hardcover book, Sonic Boom: The Impact of Led Zeppelin. Volume 1 – Break & Enter, is now available in PDF as well as formats for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Kobo and other mobile and e-reader devices.
It has been a very interesting learning experience!
If you would like to create and publish your own e-book, I would be happy to help you benefit from our adventure, offer some pointers and share with you the resources that helped make it happen.
You can preview our new e-book for free at Amazon.com. Just search for “Sonic Boom”.
To purchase it in your choice of format, please visit this link.
Our e-book is 540+ pages with a foreword by renowned Led Zeppelin authority, Dave Lewis.
Here’s to your e-publishing success!
If you’ve published your own e-book, please tell us about it and include a link!