With all this talk of eReaders, the Kindle Fire and it’s rivals and the iPad .. there isn’t a lot being said about those of us who read on our smartphones. I had a quick look at our statistics, and during a month, we get a few thousand mobile visits. And while I recognize that a portion of that number is quite possibly tablet related, there is no doubt an equal number are from smartphones as well.
The fact is that if you have a smartphone, it’s the one thing that goes with you just about everywhere you
The New York Times has an article that I was reading today that states that the cheap paperback you used to be able to pickup from the drug store shelf or the airport kiosk is endangered and about to be extinct.
The article went on to say that readers are finding that eBooks cost much the same as a mass market paperback and is available the day the book itself launches… why then wait for the paperback when your Kindle (or Nook or whichever is your eReader of choice) can provide your reading pleasure immediately.
And that got
In the traditional publishing model authors can get paid in two ways, either a flat fee (a onetime lump sum) or on a percentage, or royalty, of each book sold. Then there is the increasing popularity of self-publishing. Here we’ll outline the differences.
When working with a publisher each contract will vary but there are common practices in the industry. Typically royalties for hardcover books are about 10% while 6%-8% can be expected for paperback. A new trend emerging is for publishers to pay authors based on net rather than the retail price of the book. A