I’m sharing information about the importance of ePub (ebook) readers that I learned on my journey with the hope aspiring authors will pay attention since the ePub (ebook, i.e. Kindle, Nook) readers is my largest audience. John and I don’t read on devices but many folks do in the United States. I didn’t realize, until I saw it with my own eyes, and with my own book, how many people don’t purchase hard copies of books.
So what’s my point? The fact that the ePub market for authors cannot be ignored if you want your book to be successful.
Here is a breakdown of units sold for Watching Their Dance, my nonfiction/memoir, in the last eight months to back up this statement regarding ebooks:
Since April 2017, I have sold (approximately as the numbers are always changing):
- 950 KINDLE units on the Kindle Direct Publishing Program https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/
- 600 hard books
- 25 other ePub units- iBooks, Kobo and Nook
To offer your book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing program you need to convert the file to a MOBI file. I didn’t know how to do this, so IngramSpark converted my file to an ePub and then my book designer converted the ePub into a MOBI file. It cost me approximately $400.00 to have it converted and downloaded on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. It was totally worth it. Kindle
If you are not an ebook reader here is an article that explains electronic books. http://www.explainthatstuff.com/ebooks.html
Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, a nonfiction/memoir, can be purchased on Therese’s author website Amazon B&N & Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks format.
We can never lose Hope………………..Therese
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