Re-evaluating the book market

What are the costs involved with producing a good book? 

  1. It starts with the author… who may have their book edited and proofread.
  2. The finished text will then need to be formatted correctly (for print or e-books).
  3. The author or publisher may then enlist the help of a cover artist.
  4. For print – there are the issues of physically making the book; printing and binding, then distributing it to retail outlets.
  5. When a book is sold… some of the profit will go to the retailer, some to tax, the rest to the publisher and author.

Ok, so this is a very generalised view, but the aim is to give some idea in the differences between traditional and e-book publishing.  Although the cost of distribution is removed there are still several creative inputs in the process that deserve some recognition.

Traditional fiction books may sell for ~£8 (paperback), but what are you willing to pay for e-books?

About indie e-books is aimed at providing a common platform for indie writers and publishers to show-case their work. The content is kept limited to one (free) short story per author to give the reader an idea of the writing style and talent involved and to help forward them on to more substantial work.
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