How successful are the rest of you being with e-book versions for kindles and mobile phones. Are they boosting sales of the paperback – what is the most effective channel in your experience?
I am not sure there are that many people out there with them yet. Do you happento know the sales figures for e book readers? I got my book out in the middle of May and have been pushing it on various facebook groups (it is a book on a specific football team so may be it is not representative). I have only got one sale of the e book so far and 12 of the paperback. Obviously anyone who knows me will tend to want the paperback so that they can get me to sign it and keep it – “my friend wrote this book” type of thing. I am surprised that people don’t go more for the e book simply because it is so cheap relative to the paper copy. I am usure whether Amazon will have it as an e book as well as a paperback – do you know if that happens automatically when it gets onto Amazon? i keep checking but mine hasn’t got on there yet so it is taking several weeks.
I’ve had my Grandad’s book on Kindle for a couple of weeks and so far sold 6… not bad going as far as I’m concerned! Also had a couple of orders for the eBook on here… Been marketing it quite a bit on Facebook and Twitter.
You have to upload it to Amazon Kindle yourself, if you go to the very bottom of the Amazon home page you click on Self Publish With Us and all the instructions are there!
I have now sold 4 copies of my book as an e book – 2 on Amazon Kindle and 2 on CN. that compares with about 25 copies of the paperback. I still think a lot of people like to have a hard copy although I am starting to become aware of many friends that have bought a Kindle – the £111 version seems to be the usual one!
I have uploaded my book to Amazon Kindle yesterday and it saved it as draft and I have tried to view it today but can’t find it! Anyone help with this please?
Give it 24 hours David – the Kindle people have to review the content to make sure they are happy with it and that can take a say or so. If it is still not up by then, then there may be something wrong.- David 20 Sep 09:20