Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What Sells E-Books Today?

That is the question a lot of self published authors, including myself, are asking. We know the gold rush is over and now it is harder than ever to move our books. Dave Zeltserman has a few thoughts here in a piece well worth reading.

One thing really jumped out at me since I do so many reviews. He writes:

"Online book reviews: Web reviews seldom sell more than a couple of books--print or ebook the same."

While I don't think it is the responsibility of a reviewer to sell books (or stop somebody from buying a book either) it is rather depressing to have what amounts to be so little impact.


Terry W. Ervin II said...

Sadly, his conclusion, Kevin, was that nothing sells ebooks, unless Amazon gets behind you somehow.

I can say when Flank Hawk was in the top best rated Epic Fantasy and Historical Fantasy, I got slow but steady sales. When it slipped off, the Kindle sales slid as well. Not to zero but a fraction of the original pace.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Yes, that was his conclusion.

In my case, both books sit at zero sales.