Posted by: alinesoules | August 7, 2011

Going “e”

Ebooks are finally taking off.  After a decade of fits and starts, they are now hot property.  Poetry lends itself to this type of publication.  From chapbook to full-length poetry book, they can be mounted on Kindle or Smashwords or Bookbaby or a Nook and made available free or for a nominal or greater sum.  But, how do you get everyone’s attention.  I read somewhere that in 2010, 1.2 million books were loaded into amazon this way (can’t verify this).  If that’s the case–or even close to that number–there’s a lot of noise out there.  As I’ve begun exploring these options and learning more about marketing these new delivery modes, I wonder if this is just the mode of the moment or something that will last.  Will we read these books 10 years from now or will we be on to something else?

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