After having 2 books published traditionally, it was hard to convince myself that epublishing a book was any less 'legitimate'. There are so many misconceptions about the whole business that separating grain from chaff took a lot of time. I did my research and found some amazing stats:
- ebooks now comprise more than half of Amazon's sales,
- big name writers have lent legitimacy to the enterprise (think Stephen King, Jodi Picoult etc),
- traditional publishers are in dire straits as the economy dips,
- Canadian libraries saw a 50% increase in their ebook title downloads last year.
This trend is clearly here to stay. I'm not getting left behind. I have a good story I want to share with my reader, I will.
I won't have to wait for 8 months to a year undertaking these steps till I turn into a nervous wreck: write up a proposal, chew my nails and pray that the acquisitions editor did not have a row with her partner, then write the book, get rejected, go through the whole process again...
Check out my ebook of short stories, 'Threshold' at: http://www.amazon.com/Threshold-ebook/dp/B007C3QHBE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1330016710&sr=1-1