Till now Printed books are more sold, but with growing Tablets , Smartphones and E-Readers E-Books will outsold Paperbacks soon.
From what I can tell, working at a bookstore, it really depends. More than anything, it depends on price, however.... I see more and more people each day come in with their e-readers.
I think for right now, people are still on paper but gradually moving over - I've heard I'm not the only one who does this, but I have a nook simple touch, but the person I live with doesn't, so rather than us each buying the same book (since she won't use my e-reader), I end up reading more paperbacks anyways because we're always trading.
Like you I just recently published my book. It's dealing with relationships. At any rate I decided to make it available both in print and on Kindle as I published through Amazon's CreateSpace. So far I have sold several more print books than I have the ebook version. I suspect the majority of people still enjoy turning pages, underlining/highlighting, or using bookmarkers.
However I suspect in the future that will change. Newspaper subscriptions are falling every year and it's primarily due to folks being able read about news events online in (real time). An eBook can be downloaded in less than a minute. There is no standing in line to make a purchase or waiting days to have a book delivered. Historically technology/hardware prices come down overtime. (A computer or laptop today costs a lot less than it did 10 or 15 years ago). A lot of cell phones are practically given away if one is willing to sign a 2 year contract. As the prices for hardware come down more and more people will buy iPads, Kindles, and Nooks...etc Very often eBooks are sold at fraction of the price that printed books would be sold. Some cell phones allow the downloading of music, books, and movies as well which will create a bigger market for ebooks.
Working for a publisher the traditional paperback is now being outsold as an ebook. More illustrative content is taking a while to catch up.
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray 5 years ago
Ebooks are changing the publishing industry. They're also changing the way in which people access books. For the first time, ebooks are apparently outselling paperbacks; and as the price of ereaders continues to drop, it seems likely that this trend will continue.Will trade paperbacks...
by Nell Rose 17 months ago
How many words should an ebook have?For example if you are writing a non fiction book based on someones life. I know some are quite short, and others the length of a published novel, but what is acceptable? Thanks!
by Ronna Pennington 5 years ago
Have you published an ebook? If so, which do you recommend: CreateSpace, Lulu, or something else?
by Elsie Nelson 4 years ago
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by Gary Anderson 7 years ago
This is a thanks to Sandy Mertens, a Hubpage and Squidoo author, who has properly formatted my ebook so that it is accepted in the Smashwords premium catalog. That means it is available for Apple, Sony, Barnes and Nobles, Kobu, Amazon,etc. Sandy will make your ebook if you have one that needs to be...
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