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eBook Sales Level off Book Sales Dip 19%
Troy posted a topic in Black LiteratureHere is a summary of my relative book versus eBook sales from Amazon's affiliate program for 2009 through 2013. The graph does not reveal revenue generated or units sold, but it does show the mix of book, ebooks and other everything else sold, via the Amazon affiliate program, over the last 5 years. Interpret the graph this way, if I sold 100 products in 2009, 81 of them would have been books, one would have been an eBook and 18 would have been anything from a curling iron to a flash drive. You can see that eBooks, as a percentage of everything else sold, has not changed from 2012 to 2013. The explosive growth of ebooks relative to physical books, on AALBC.com, over the previous theee years has slowed dramatically. The literature I've read indicates that the same trend is true industry wide. Over all, the number of items sold was down 19% compared with 2012. Unfortunately revenues decreased more sharply as commissions on ebooks (often selling for 0.99 cents), dwarf commissions generated by physical books.
INSATIABLE PRESS DEBUTS ORIGINAL EROTIC EBOOK BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS Bestselling authors Pynk and Carol Taylor’s INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS releases this month as the debut title of Insatiable Press’ original ebook publishing program. North Kingstown, RI—Insatiable Press is proud to announce the debut of a new publishing program for original ebooks, launching this month with the release of INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS by bestselling authors Pynk and Carol Taylor. This dynamic storytelling duo are joining forces to combine their vibrant voices and fervent fan bases in a four-book series of scintillating erotic novellas to be published in 2013 and 2014. The launch title, INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS, continues two of the authors’ popular novels with new stories, Pynk’s “Erotic City: Miami” and Carol Taylor’s “The Ex Chronicles: Plan B”. From a dazzling new swingers’ nightclub in Miami to exotic erotica in London, New York, and Amsterdam, these steamy and sensual novellas star modern women searching for love, turning up the heat, making mistakes, and finding their joy. This wonderful collection will appeal to fans and newcomers alike who enjoy erotica and urban fiction. “Carol and Pynk share an edgy, sexy sensibility in their books that readers love, and we are very excited to partner with them on this special project, which brings their complementary styles and enormous talent together for the first time,” said Senior Editor Bob Podrasky. Podrasky worked with the authors to create a publishing program that would make their stories available to fans in the format that they felt was right for the continuation of these exciting tales. The ebook will be available beginning May 20 at digital e-retailers, and audio will be offered via digital download and on CD in the coming months at e-retailers and www.insatiablepress.com. The move into ebook publishing continues the story of Insatiable Press, which successfully launched in late 2012 with audio erotica and erotic romance by top industry names such as Sylvia Day, Lorelei James, and Maya Banks. “Being able to publish in multiple formats, including audio and ebook, is so important in the digital publishing world,” Podrasky added. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer these brilliant authors’ stories in the formats that are the most appropriate and accessible for busy, modern booklovers.” About Carol Taylor A former Random House editor, Ms. Taylor has been in book publishing for over 18 years. A bestselling author of seven books and an award-winning book editor, she is the editor of the 4-book bestselling Brown Sugar series, WANDERLUST: Erotic Travel Tales, and the novel THE EX CHRONICLES. She has been featured in ESSENCE, EBONY, BLACK ENTERPRISE, HONEY, BET, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, among other publications, and has appeared on “BET Tonight with Ed Gordon” and “ABC Eyewitness News.” About Pynk A former Fox-TV news reporter and talk show host, Pynk is the bestselling author of ten mainstream novels under her birth name and four erotic novels under her pseudonym Pynk: EROTIC CITY, SEXAHOLICS, SIXTY-NINE and POLITICS, ESCORTS, BLACKMAIL…, as well as the anthology, THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Four of her titles were nominated for African-American Literary Awards and she was named YOUnity’s Fastest Rising Literary Star. In addition, her titles have been voted Best Reads by Black Expressions Book Club and Best Books by the Sankofa Literary Society. Pynk’s mission is to promote positive, guilt-free sexual awareness among women. About Insatiable Press Founded in 2012 with the goal of providing high-quality erotica and erotic romance audiobooks and ebooks, Insatiable Press offers a wide array of sensual fiction and nonfiction titles via CD and digital download. Collaborating with premiere erotica authors and publishers, Insatiable Press aims to deliver a superior listening experience and top-notch customer service. For more information on our titles, please visit us online at www.insatiablepress.com. For more information on INSIGNIFICANT OTHERS, visit: http://insignificantothersbooks.blogspot.com/. SALES INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT (401) 295-3812 OR SALES@INSATIABLEPRESS.COM mailto:Sales@InsatiablePress.com
SCRATCH, a short horror stories with audio and video exclusively available for the Kindle is available FREE February 15th to February 17th 2012. Featuring the Audeeoh! Theater performances of Kim Cantey-Davis, Tony Johnson, Tiffany Aaliyah Burkes and Andrea Johnson. Written and produced by Corey A. Burkes Only on Amazon and for Kindle and Kindle readers. Also ... Still doing great things on Amazon ... Butta', the first book in the amazing thrilling series: For more information, visit www.desktopepics.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DesktopepicsFilms or twitter: http://www.twitter.com/desktopepics
A free eBook from an really good writer
Troy posted a topic in Black LiteratureOk I've heard a lot about there not being enough good writers. All all the writers are writing crap. Well here is your chance to download an entire book from a good writier for free! Check out the novel "The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang" by Leonce Gaiter: http://aalbc.it/lg-free-ebook The eBook is available in all the popular formats. This promotion ends October 6th. Use must use coupon code WB45M at check out. Leonce is a excellent writer and has crafted a throughly researched novel about little known chapter in American history. Again the eBook is free. What do you have to lose -- except a chance to discover terrific story? Thumper, one of my most critical reviewers described Leonce novel "Bourbon Street" this way, "It has been a long while since I read a book as complex and gorgeous as Bourbon Street written by Leonce Gaiter. A novel which explores the spectrum of inner naked essence of human nature, Bourbon Street was a sheer joy to read from beginning to end." Read the entire review here: http://aalbc.com/reviews/bourbon_street.htm