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eBooks putting bookstores out of business: New opportunities for publishers

Updated on December 12, 2010

eBooks replacing printed books?

The ease of purchasing eBooks from the Internet seems appealing to many readers. It may have appeal to the customer through their wallet, where they may find an eBook replica of a printed book for a much lower price. Not to mention immediate access to their purchase. It seems people are choosing eBooks over books.

eBook publishing websites are taking advantage of the web searcher's mindset on finding information. Wherever they may be, they can search and find an eBook immediately. With the rise of new eBook publishing websites such as Google eBooks, the future looks very bright for eBooks.

Google publishes millions of printed books in eBook format

It's reported that Google's eBook store has placed 2-3 million ebook replicas of printed books. Some report say many have been copied without permission but nonetheless this benefits eBook publishing websites and those trying to make it in the eBook business. eBook sells are said to have increased by 8 percent in 2010, while printed book sells continue to decline dramatically.

As more customers are brought into the mix, an eBook publisher can place their content on eBook publishing websites and enjoy the earnings of the increased market. Among the popularity, free downloads have always been a favorite tactic amount writers and entrepreneurs. Unique ways of making money offering free eBooks have naturally brought huge amounts of downloaders.

Things to consider doing when using eBook publishing websites

1. Pricing is important. You don't want to overcharge for your content but don't wanna charge to little either. Set a price that isn't too much but enough to turn a healthy profit.

2. Free copies help generate traffic, which may play a role in your earnings from eBook publishing websites. These can be short samples of your eBook for sell or short reports.

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    • FGual profile image

      FGual 

      7 years ago from USA

      Great Hub here, a lot of people have made money with ebooks. On the other hand, I see so many free ebooks available, and wonder how an ebook author can make good money.

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      Sienna Red 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for this information! :-)

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