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Old 08-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #9
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Ah - if you print 10,000 paperbacks, you might be able to get them printed and shipped to a warehouse for $10,000. And then you ship 10,000 out to bookstores - whoopee.

And then after six weeks, the bookstores destroy 5,000 of them, sending you back 5,000 covers ripped off the ones that didn't sell.

Suddenly that $1/book looks a lot like $2/book.

Which is a big chunk out of that $7.99 paperback you printed.


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Paper books aren't that expensive to make, think around the $1 mark. Selling an ebook for $15 doesn't mean that much more profit than selling a paper book for $15.
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