Okay, the time has come for me to get an e-reader. So far I’ve peered over people’s shoulders in the train and asked intelligent questions such as: ‘Do you find it good?’ ‘How many books can you fit on it?’
Everyone I’ve spoken to loved their e-readers.
We’ve all heard of Amanda Hocking who has become a e-book millionaire. Here Nathan Bransford talks about this phenomenon. More mid-list authors are thinking about going the e-book route because their royalties are better on e-books. There are traditionally published authors who make more off their e-books.
Wall Street Journal announces that Random House has switched their pricing policy on e-books. They are the last major publisher to switch to the agency model.
‘Five of the country’s six largest publishers switched to agency pricing last year when Apple introduced its iPad tablet. Publishers believed the iPad would sharply expand sales of e-books and challenge Amazon.com Inc.’s popular Kindle e-reader. Apple is hosting a news conference Wednesday and is expected to unveil a new version of the iPad.’
Which all brings me back to, what do you look for in an e-book?
What do you want from an e-reader?