New map to ebook millions
SOME SELF-PUBLISHING writers
are making six-figure incomes from
ebooks, and others are earning new
royalties from old copy by the same
means. Happily, the tips, tricks and
techniques to emulate their success
are contained in a new book, published
by the NUJ and available to
members for free.
Make eBooks Pay, by NUJ vice-president
Tim Dawson, is a guide to
the practicalities of ebook self publishing,
as well as featuring ten case
studies of authors who have made
a success of this medium: "ebooks
probably won't replace the paperand-
ink variety, but around one third
of all books now sold are now for
eReaders", Tim told the Freelance.
"Unlike news, films or music, it is a
digital media format for which most
consumers expect to pay. It favours
shorter books, which is good for
long-form journalism - and the lead-times
to publication are unbelievably
short", he continued.
The book can be accessed in either
ebook or pdf formats at www.nuj.org.uk/make-ebooks-pay -
you will need to register with the
NUJ website as a member and get a
password if you have not done so already.
Writing and production of the
book was funded by the Authors' Licensing
and Collecting Society.