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Old 05-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #76
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If it costs the same, then why the printed books give 10% or less royalty, where as ebooks give 70%. Simply, because once it is uploaded then there is hardly any cost such as printing and shipping.
It depends on who you go through. If you self publish through Amazon, Smashwords, etc, you basically have cut out the middleman. If you sell through a large publisher, you're not going to get anywhere near 70% royalty. You're doing good if you get half that.
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In this day and age, I just can't see why authors don't/can't sell the paper copies of their books through the regular channels, and distribute all electronic versions of their work themselves, thus reaping a larger profit in the process.
They are already doing it. Indie authors, as they are called, are almost dominating the ebook market.
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They are already doing it. Indie authors, as they are called, are almost dominating the ebook market.
I'm not sure that's correct. Embracing/flooding/utilizing? Absolutely. Dominating? Not from my point of view.
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I'm not sure that's correct. Embracing/flooding/utilizing? Absolutely. Dominating? Not from my point of view.
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Independent authors have no audience, it is therefore impossible for them to dominate any market, if they did, then they would be mainstream authors.
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In this day and age, I just can't see why authors don't/can't sell the paper copies of their books through the regular channels, and distribute all electronic versions of their work themselves, thus reaping a larger profit in the process.
Depends on their contract and their resources.

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I think ebook prices in general are lower than printed books. Because the production cost and shipping costs are negligible in ebooks. I don't know why Random house or any publisher will price them (electronic and print) the same.
ebook list prices are generally lower than printed book list prices.

But under the Agency model, printed books can (and often are) discounted, whereas ebooks cannot be. Coupons can be applied to printed books, but not ebooks. So often the ebook ends up as more expensive than the printed book.

At which point, I find another book to read, and possibly buy.
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ebook list prices are generally lower than printed book list prices.
From my personal experience this is only true if the pbook is a hardcover or trade. Mass markets are almost always exactly the same list and sometimes more.
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