A quick couple of questions:
How much more likely are you to listen to an audio book than read an ebook or paper book? That is, how much demand is there really? In a recent conversation with a publisher he said that he saw several times more audio book sales for a title than ebook, and physical was nearly nonexistent. I don’t do audio books beyond lectures from The Learning Company’s “Great Courses” series, and am interested to know if I need to pursue that hard, or not, for my particular readership.
Secondly: How important would illustrations for a YA title like Komenagen: Slog be? Illustrations are expensive, but they definitely add to the charm of a physical book, particularly ones aimed at a younger market segment. Would it be enough to chip in a few bucks ahead of time to get it done?
Let me know in the comments section below.
One of my commenters reported that Amazon is running a deal between now and Dec 4th, where if you buy $20 of ebooks you get a $5 credit for more. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to buy some (even mine!), now might be a good time.
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Long story short (no pun intended), CH is a rapidly growing but still smallish company with limited resources in a very rapidly changing set of overlapping markets, and they can’t do everything – they don’t have the resources. So they have to prioritize. As one of the more minor people they are involved with in terms of sales, it’s hard to justify allocating the resources to edit and publish my work when the same resources could go toward something with 10x (or in the case of vid, maybe 100x) the sales and revenue. Bummed, but I understand. I’d have liked to see my story turned into a graphic novel. (Rights for that now negotiable, to anyone interested in doing so!) Continue reading A post at Vox’s about some changes
A fellow self-published author, Peter Grant, has a new novel out. His Blog Post about it. The Amazon page for it. Just in case you like fantasy, and want to support independent authors who write good stories with a not-left-wing view.