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Old 02-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #6
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This part is also interesting. H.M. Ward wrote:



Someone asked about paper only deals Ė NO ONE IS INTERESTED. I thought that was insane, but itís not. It lines up with Hughís report. Paper is not where the money is at- ebooks are. I made the NYT list this week. Ebook only rank was #7 and Ebook and paper combined was #8. No preorder. Minimal paper sales Ė a few hundred. That also lines up with what Hughís report. Which makes me think, there isnt a lot of money in paper and the risk is greater than the reward. I am trying to do paper distribution myself. Itís too early to say what will happen. Iíll let you know, but Iím thinking there is a reason why the trad pubs are backing off of paper sales. Itís not arbitrary, despite their other actions I think theyíre right about paper.



If Indies stopped chasing paper, if they stopped thinking that paper would be the difference, well, that would be major.

I don't understand the downside of a paper only deal. Can someone explain? Some people prefer to read paper.
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