The Market for E-books
The market for e-books – electronic books that can be downloaded and read on a computer or a special reading device or e-reader – is expanding rapidly.
Sales of Amazon’s Kindle, one of the best known e-readers, exploded over Christmas here in Ireland, while in the USA more than one in ten Americans own an e-reader.
The most popular e-readers are Kindle (from Amazon), Sony’s range of expensive e-readers and the iPad (from Apple) – with Kindle well-ahead of the rest of the field.
E-books usually cost at least 50% less than the price of printed books so, now that more and more people have an e-reader, demand for e-books is growing rapidly.
Indeed Amazon is claiming that it sells more e-books than printed books; however this is by number, not by value. Meanwhile in Ireland, Eason’s and other major book-sellers report that the volumes of their e-book sales are now significant.
You can buy and download e-books from anywhere in the world provided you have an internet connection. This means you can buy them at any time of the day or night from a 24-hour online store.
The major stores include Amazon, the Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Store, B&N Nook store, Diesel eBook Store, Waterstones, Eason’s, Directbooks.com, and many more, all open 24 hours a day provided you have an internet connection.
Self-publishing an e-book has all the advantages of self-publishing a printed book with one major addition – your book can be bought and downloaded from anywhere in the world on a 24/7 basis – bringing you to a worldwide audience.
For free no-obligation advice on self-publishing from Thorn Island, you can contact us as follows:
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