Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Choice of Paperback

   Your book can be electronically sold, but every author wants a paperback copy. No matter what you say, a paperback copy is worth it, and donating a few hours of your time won't hurt in order to see a real copy of your book. Sure, seeing your book on Amazon is amazing, but holding your book in your hands is that much cooler. Writing a book takes time, but then editing will take double the time that it took for you to write it. Then, you have to design a cover and get it formatted. Why not go the extra mile when you've already done this much work?

   There are several self-publishing companies that manufacture paperbacks. CreateSpace and Lulu are only the tip of the iceberg. You have the choice when publishing your book. Some people only want there book electronically sold, mostly because of a contract or better deal. KDP Select is a brand new service from Amazon that contracts you into only having your book available from the Amazon Kindle store. You get extra money for this. If you don't want to do this, choosing to publish your book in paperback could be a good choice. 
   There are tons of people that don't have Kindles, Nooks, or reading devices to read ebooks. There are some people that like to turn the page themselves, and grasp a book in their hands. A paperback for that kind of person will be a lot more memorable for them to read. Remember, you have the choice to publish in paperback.

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