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#1 mwsinclair

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:35 AM

I've not yet plunked down any coins on an ereader, not because I'm a luddite but because I have a couple hungry little anklebiters who would prefer that I use those coins for interestingly shaped pasta and a steady stream of milk. Plus I have a few thousand printed books I've not cracked open yet.

But I'm very curious about where the industry is going and how quickly it'll get there. So you may find a few questions from me... Anyway,

Do you think the wave of ebooks is going to be new, original, hot-off-the-digits works of literary genius or will we instead see publishers pushing Moby Dick, Frankenstein, and Pippy Longstockings before the fresh new stuff gets a chance? Or will it be a blend of both?

#2 Mary Kole

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:22 AM

A lot of publishers and authors are publishing backlist digitally (whether through a publisher or independently), and, of course, everyone is whipping out the ol' public domain classics. Several big authors, like Barry Eisler, however, have broken away from their publishers and will start publishing their frontlist (titles not previously published, new releases, not available elsewhere) digitally and independently. That's what Amanda Hocking was doing (now she's sold a new series to a traditional publisher). So the more we live with digital books, the more brand new books will be available that way, not just oldies.

To follow more ebook and digital publishing developments, check out my new blog, http://www.kidlitapps.com!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

Thanks so much!




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