at least, that has been my experience of late.
ebooks are doing pretty good. paperbacks are hardly moving. I’m pretty sure this isn’t a phenomenon exclusive to me. other writers I’ve spoken to are experiencing the same thing.
but here is my question-why?
everywhere you look, there are folks who still love the feel of a dead tree book in their hands. plenty of them. and that’s cool. I love books myself. so, this leads me to wonder if the people who really like good old fashioned books have become somewhat resentful of the low prices of ebooks, which, if true, is kind of a lose-lose situation, because I don’t see many publishers other than the huge ones charging an arm and a leg for an ebook. and even if they did, would they sell for anyone but the hugest names in the industry? but everyone knows an ebook costs pretty much nothing to produce, whereas putting a physical copy in someone’s hands does cost money. so what’s the beef, really?
maybe I’m just being a moron. I don’t know. I’m pretty tired and basically just rambling, thinking out loud, but I’d love to hear anyone’s opinion on this subject, if you have one.
I’d like to get to the bottom of this mystery. could there be another reason, beside the money issue? are you someone who has stopped buying paperbacks for a reason other than you prefer your e-reader? I know money is tight, but the difference is huge. and, I know you’re out there, peanut gallery (they’re not selling ’cause you suck ostrich eggs, ranalli!) but other than that, what’s different?
I might post more about this at some point, because I’m interested and my mind is whirling and I’m avoiding fiction writing.
anyway, let me know what you think. get at me, chickadees!