Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The #eBook Explosion and the eBook Bundle #AtoZChallenge

Today is the "E" Day in the A to Z Challenge - 2016.

Who would have ever thought a generation ago that eBooks would be replacing the published versions of books that have paper pages and a bind? Those that did have that vision are now basking up the rays on some desirable beach.

eBooks have changed the playing field for authors. Instead of spending lots of dollars and countless hours to bring a physical product to market and then incur a shipping cost that oftentimes costs more than the book, writers can bring their product to market in a fraction of time at an affordable price. Amazon has been a pioneer in this industry. The Kindle reader dominates the eBook market. Virtually millions of titles are available for download in a matter of seconds.

Authors now essentially get paid by the page. The eBook program originally started with prices on each book. However since the eBooks could not be physically examined the consistency varied. Sometimes eBooks with very few pages cost as much as full blown novels. That discrepancy garnered negative feedback from readers. So Amazon developed a Kindle Unlimited program which allows participants to read for free any number of eBooks from participating authors. These eBook pages can also be read free of charge by any Amazon Prime member. The number of pages read is tracked electronically on a daily basis. That information is shared daily with the author.

The process is clean, swift, and cost effective. Readers do not have to wait for a book to be delivered. Shipping costs are avoided. The eBook concept has revolutionized the publishing industry. I suppose the longer you live the more likely you might see everything. eBooks are gaining in popularity and are the wave of the future.

In fact, one thing that it has allowed me to do is create eBook bundles. That is a 3-book package at a reduced cost. Now I’ve got JamesRoss – A Character-Based Collection and James Ross – A Young Adult Trilogy. Try one!

James Ross has penned several novels from the Prairie Winds Golf Course setting. The stories are character-based, cross many genres, and have become Kindle favorites. Visit his website for detailed information, reader comments, and contact links.

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