Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Reading last week’s comments on what you’d like to see here on WG2E, I was struck by the questions on CreateSpace and the like. Why? Because releasing paperbacks has been so far from my mind lately, I put all relating issues right out of my head. Out of the three novels I’ve self-published, I only formatted one for paperback . . . and I have to admit, given the low number of sales, it wasn’t exactly a great use of my time.
It’s not that the book hasn’t sold well. To date, I’ve probably sold almost 30 thousand copies of that title, yet less than one per cent of those sales were paperbacks. And despite selling more than 150,000 ebooks now, I can probably count on both hands the number of times anyone has asked if I have a paperback available.
So what gives? Is it just me? Are my readers strictly of the e-variety?
I don’t extol the ‘print is dead’ mantra. I know there are many people who prefer to read hard copies, and print sales – while not as strong as they once were – are still bringing in revenue. So I’m curious:
Are you a paperback writer? What are your print sales like compared to your ebook sales?