It's not cool to read ebooks.
When I go bloghopping (not to my usual haunts), I often find sidebars with bookcovers of books being read. And none of them are ever ebooks.
It's as if ebooks are the pariahs of the literary world.
When I go to Fictionwise and check out how my books are doing, and *God Help ME!* checking out the numbers, I find a lot of interesting information.
First, my ebooks are being read by readers who read TRADITIONAL pubbed books. My books have been purchased by people who read Debbie Macomber. Kinley MacGregor.
And I have to think WHOA! How the hell are these readers pulling this off? I don't mind electronically rubbing elbows with mainstream publishers. That doesn't matter to me.
I simply want a little respect.
When I went to the list of publishers and clicked on the names I knew published "traditionally" (paperback), I was extremely surprised to find that I had more readers rate my books than some of theirs.
I'm talking about Sil. HQN. Zebra. Mira. Red Dress Ink. Pocket. Dell. Bantam. So on and so forth.
Of course, Dan Brown rocked the house. *laughing* His numbers were off the charts, folks.
But I digress.
I'm simply saying this: A lot of people don't want to admit that epublishing is publishing. BUT IT IS.
Writeminded...God bless their collective hearts...mentioned the fact that there ARE good ebooks out there.
And I simply think that word of mouth will do wonders for this publishing venue. If you read a good ebook, PLEASE let someone know. If it inhales, do the same.
Because no matter the wrapping, a gift is a gift.
8 months ago