For most indie authors, Barnes & Noble can be their worst enemy. Why? Well, there are not very friendly. I only got a book signing there because of my publisher (Morgan James Publishing). Although, it was not worth my time there at all.
Number 5: Big books are a great arm workout, no gym required.
Reports of the death of print books were, it turns out, premature. Print book sales in the United States in 2015 are up more than 2 percent over last year, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Shelfie gives readers electronic versions of the books they already own.
A book is not a VHS tape.
Students opt for physical copies of humanities books, even when digital versions are available for free. While students prefer
Given the explosive growth of ebook sales since the launch of the Kindle in 2007, with increases in the triple digits for
Surprise, surprise. Literary writers prefer print.
There is something about owning a physical book, holding it in your hands, feeling the paper in between your fingerers while turning the pages and experiencing the journey of a tale on real paper, not on a paper white screen or illuminated retina display.
The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind.