Sunday, 1 February 2009

Will the real Samson please stand up

By Darren E Laws

Although Tripping has only been published as an eBook on one site for four weeks it has achieved an astonishing 318 downloads pushing it above many books from established publishers such as Hachette Book Group and Harper Collins among others.

What amazes me about this is the democratization of the Internet and how what really matters at the end of the day is a good story and not the size of the publishing house behind it.  The sheer amount of ‘Word of Mouth’ gained from these downloads alone is invaluable.

The publishing industry is still divided about the worth of eBooks and long may it remain so because while it dithers small company’s such as Caffeine Nights Publishing can take on larger publishers with a much more even footing.  If I was to publish Tripping at as many eBook stores as I could those figures could well be in the high thousands.  Guess what my next step is…

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