|09-08-2010, 09:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Any exclusive ebook publishers?
Are there any publishers that exclusively focus on ebooks, that are successful at it?
|09-08-2010, 10:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eugene, Oregon
That depends on how you define success. I'm sure some are making a little money, but I don't think it's a sustainable business model. Why would authors continue to give so much of the royalty to a publisher when e-publishing independently is so easy?
|09-09-2010, 11:50 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
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I don't know about e-only, but there are plenty of e-first pubs out there doing well (they usually do print, a lot of the time some form of POD, 6 to 18 months after the e release)
|09-09-2010, 12:50 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York
Device: PW2 & PRS-T2
Harlequin has an e-only imprint, Carina Press.
It appears they are using it to test the waters before moving a new author to their print imprints.
|09-09-2010, 12:59 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
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Well Smashwords is kind of a publisher crossed with an ebookstore... kind of stripped down the publishing aspects to the bare minimum (i.e. distribution).
I suspect that as ebooks become more popular with those of us who read regularly for fun (as opposed to the people who buy or read 3 or 4 books a year), that books that would have originally been released to the mass market first will be simply published as ebooks and only printed if they really build a following in the ebook world (and with Print on Demand Publishing, this should be a fairly easy step).
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