If you’re on the fence about digital publishing versus traditional print an article published yesterday in the NY Times may help you make a decision.
Personally, I’m all for digital publishing and am looking forward to continuing to watch this industry grow. I mean, as a reader there is nothing better than being able to quickly download a book online and read it right away. It sure beats watching most of what’s on television!
At any rate, enjoy the NY Times article and this guest blog post.
Who says a romance novel is only a romance novel if it comes in book form? Did you know there are 10s of thousands of romance novels online in e-book form? They are just as good many of them, but they cost a lot less, better yet there are some that are free. These come from new writer’s perhaps women with exciting romance fantasies, so good and so well developed in their minds that they could not contain them.
Thus, they have written them down and put them online. You can do the same thing. Perhaps, you can write a romance novel or two and put them online and get a following going. Once you have a large number of downloads maybe you’ll be ready to write one, which you can charge for? Did you know that many of the newest romance novelists started this way?
In fact, occasionally you will find some of the top romance novelists offering their best works in e-book formats, which you can download and read. This works out great for them and for you. First, it costs less to produce and thus, you pay less. Second, a larger percentage of the money goes to the actual author rather than the publishing company.
It’s a win/win and a great way to help the author make more money so they can put out a larger volume of new works and future romance novels. Why not try it out and download a couple of free e-book romance novels from unknown authors and then download a few from popular authors for a fraction of the cost.
After reading these, ask yourself; “Can I do that?” If you answer yes, then go for it, because it is time you put your best work online and got a strong readership following, the type of following you deserve for your excellent writing and storytelling ability. Please consider this.
Article Source: Writing E-Book Romance Novels – Does it Make Sense?