TIPS FROM TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING: Self-Publishing News 04/30/2018

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Self-Publishing News: 4.30.2018 – April Round-Up

And now for the news!
Some highlights from this month in the world of self-publishing, wrapping up what’s new for you and yours in April 2018.
• Traditional Publishing Ebook Sales Dropped 10% In 2017
Everybody we know opts to hear the bad news first, so here goes: In 2017, ebook sales dropped for perhaps the first time ever. Writes Adam Rowe of Forbes, this may (MAY) have something to do with that nifty little move publishers made back in 2015 to raise ebook prices: “In 2015, the Big Five publishing houses raised ebook prices to around $8 a book, far higher than the $3-a-book price point independent publishers settled on,” writes Rowe. There’s a lot to unpack in this not-complete-bad-news story, and some of it is even downright good news for self-publishing authors and lovers of the indie press. Says Rowe: “Traditional publishers priced themselves out of the market, and their 10% drop in 2017 is just the latest evidence that the value a traditional publisher adds — whether editing, gatekeeping, or marketing — isn’t as highly valued by ebook buyers as a low pricetag.” Word to the wise: provide unique content, keep your book affordable, and readers will come. Amazon may have an eye on monopoly, but other indie presses and publishers aren’t out of the fight.
• Outskirts Press Announces 46 Self-Publishing Authors Nominated to EVVY Awards
And now for the unremittingly good news! It’s that time of year again–time for the CIPA EVVY nominations. If you haven’t already heard of these, here’s what you need to know: each year, the Colorado Independent Publishers Association opens its digital doors for nominations of the best independently published books from the previous year. This year, submissions are accepted up until May 19. Then, on July 31, CIPA will announce the winners in each open category at their annual banquet and celebration. Those interested in entering will pay a fee, however, and the fee climbs the closer you get to the final submission deadline. Those authors who have published with Outskirts Press receive plenty of bonus exposure and benefits, and a nomination to the CIPA EVVY Awards is a requirement for eligibility for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year, which is its own special award to be announced later in the year. For more information about the Outskirts Press service, visit them online at https://outskirtspress.com/options/6064_outskirts_press_official_evvy_awards_submission_by_invitation_only.html.
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2 Responses to TIPS FROM TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING: Self-Publishing News 04/30/2018

  1. Yes, this is why we of DLD Books never price an e-book higher than $4.99 — and that is for books in the range of 350 to 400 pages in print. Most of the 50 or so books we have put out have sold for $1.99 to $3.99 in e-book format. The prices for the print versions are also very reasonable, with most in the $7.95 to $12.95 range, depending on the length. Very few are more than $12.95. I myself will not pay more than $5 for an e-book. I love the bargains from BookBub, where most e-books are being temporarily discounted to $2 or less. Details on our business: dldbooks.com

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