Saturday, September 8, 2007

Paperback or ebook?

I have entertained the possibility of making Having Nasal Surgery? Don't You Become An Empty Nose Victim! an ebook, but with time, thought, and some logical reasons, I have decided a paperback only is best.

The reason? An ebook, although I would make 100% of the retail price if I sold it through my website, might appeal more to someone who "wants it fast" and might not read the book as thoroughly, or who might be tempted to distribute it to friends (who also don't read the book carefully). Conversely, a paperback looks more professional than an adobe pdf, it is easier on the eyes, and those who purchase a paperback are more apt to read it and take it seriously. I want people to read my book closely and take it very seriously. That's my mission. I only make 30% (or $3.88) for paperback books sold directly through Cold Tree and 15% (or $1.94) for books sold through other outlets, such as amazon. But my goal in writing this book is not to profit but to generate greater awareness on empty nose syndrome (ENS), and I believe selling a paperback will help me reach that goal much better than selling it as an ebook.