E-PUBLISH ONLY ON KINDLE?
I know there are many authors and small press publishers that only publish thier books on kindle with the augument that it's where most of their sales are. It's less work for them, less to manage and the rewards are sustaining to them.
E-PUBLISH ANY WHERE YOU CAN?
Well I'm a firm believer of excess. Put the book out anywhere you can publish it. I have a distributor that distributes my ebook to places that are hard for Indie Publishers to get into alone. And I've published my short stories myself on as many platforms as I've had time to add them on.
Exposure! If you have your book in as many places as possible, then your book happens to be where ANY ready may hang out online.
In addition the google web crawlers that look for 'like' metadata sees your little book baby out there in the world a lot quicker than if you only have it listed in one place.
And there's more...what if that 1 platform that you didn't publish your book on started to take off? Then you'll be scrambling to diversify your publishing streams.
PRINT? WHY BOTHER?
I do print because again I say...DIVERSIFY! It doesn't cost me too much more to have my distributor print and distribute my books and it gains me more exposure. My books have been in stores, libraries and ordered by places I've never even heard of. That wouldn't have happened had I not had my book in print format.
AUDIO BOOK? Should I?
I hope to one day get some of my better sellers converted to audiobooks. Why? Because I want to tap into that very specific market. Most audiobook readers are loyal to the format, some even belong to clubs, and it's another way to have my book seen by the world.
SO...WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Do you purchase books in multiple formats? Do you see a reason for a book to be available anywhere?
Other blogs sharing their views on this are on YA Author Club (http://yaauthorclub.blogspot.com/)
Laura A. H. Elliott
Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga
Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog
K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
Gwenn Wright, author of Filter
Liz Long Just another writer on the loose.
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