Sunday, January 10, 2010

Publishers Delaying eBook Releases

Posted by Ann Roberts at 1:02 PM
According to a story in the NY Times, publishers are planning to delay the release of books in ebook format. Here is a sample of the letter that I have been sending to publishers...

I was appalled to learn that Simon & Schuster plans to delay the release of ebooks. The concept is ridicules. Why would a company want to delay revenue? Do you think that those of us who only read ebooks will rush out to purchase a paper copy of your books? I can GUARANTEE you that we will NOT. We are more likely not to read your books at all.

In 2009, I read over 300 ebooks. That means that I PURCHASED over 300 books spending almost $2000. My primary ebook reader is a Kindle but I supplement it with my iPod Touch or Blackberry storm when a book is not available in Kindle format.

My book wishlist consists primarily of not yet released books. If ebook releases are delayed, I can guarantee that I will move on to other publishers who are NOT delaying the release of their ebooks...and I won't look back. You don't want me annoyed waiting for the release of books in the format that I want to read them in.

2 comments:

noumena12 on January 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM said...

Here is an excellent follow-up post to this news:
http://blogs.forrester.com/consumer_product_strategy/2009/07/wsj-publishers-delay-ebook-releases-our-advice-to-publishers.html

開心寶寶 on January 23, 2010 at 7:36 PM said...

wonderful ..................................................

 

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