Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FROM BACKLIST TO E-BOOK

So what do we writers do when our back list titles are left languishing by both publishers and booksellers? Well, ideally, if the publisher isn't motivated in that direction, we get rights back - ideally covers too - and  make them available as e-books.

For writers used to presenting a book manuscript as a Microsoft Word and having
it appear on the bookshelves, the DIY of e-publishing can be daunting.

But not impossible. If you're short of time or not into digitalising, employ the experts. Okay, so it costs money - varying amounts, and of course you've to find that expert. But as writers we're used to research -and e-book publishing is a project that needs to be researched.

I bit the e-publishing bullet a few months ago with these titles, and can report that so far I'm pleased with sales which wouldn't otherwise be happening if they weren't available in e-book format.

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