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Monday, May 16, 2005
 
Another Article About Why E-books Are Foundering

Here's an article in pdfzone.com.

This guy has some weird ideas about how to succeed with e-books. For example, he thinks they're not for "recreational reading." And all e-books should be short (unless they're computer manuals). And the publishing infrastructure gets in the way.

Wow. What am I going to do about all those long e-books I have? Particularly the "recreational" reading? Should I give up? Apparently I shouldn't have been enjoying the reading experience. I've read elsewhere that short e-books are now the "only" way to go and that there are sites that specialize in sending short articles to readers' iPods. That's fine unless you want to read something, oh I dunno, in-depth.

It is Adobe-centric, but I guess that's to be expected from a site called pdfzone.com. Still, I have to wonder how much he knows about the e-book world outside of Adobe. About what sells what at sites such as Fictionwise and eReader. About the revial of the GEB 1150 through eBookwise and Filament Technologies. And of course, about the popularity of romantica e-books. While shorter titles are popular at many of the romantica publishers, they still publish some very long titles.
Comments:
Hey, you have a great blog here!

I have a ebook reader site/blog. It pretty much covers ebook reader related stuff

Why not check it out if you get time.
 
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Hello everyone! ... sorry I'm a newbie, how does this blog thing work? I bought some products from this store: www.eBookLovers.com but too dumb to figure out. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a **ebooks** site/blog. It pretty much covers ebook/info/money making related stuff.
Come and check it out if you get time :-)
 
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The whole pricing/book-length debate is just silly, isn't it?

I've been thinking about these things because they're not abstract questions to me. They're real, actual decisions I have to make.

And I just want to make the choice that's best for me, the one that feels right. Ideology doesn't enter into it.

My first e-book will be an anthology of five stories, about50,000 words altogether, priced at $1.99 for a limited time. I'll spare you the whole line of reasoning I took to reach this decision--the point is that I did give it serious thought.

I could have put them out seperately, and I did think about it, but ultimately I chose not to. It's a sort of zen thing--to me, these (unrelated) stories belong together. And it was my decision to make.

It slays me how there are apparently folks out there who feel entitled to second-guess indies writers like us. Get a life, people!
 
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