The Land of Opportunity: Ebooks

By Maximilian Schönherr (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

It’s been long known that exciting things are happening in the e-publishing industry.  Self-publishing and the boom of ebooks over the last few years has changed the way that we (or at least I) think of writing (and reading) books.  So when I heard that HarperCollins’ William Morrow Division had announced that they were going to launch their own “digital-first imprint” for mysteries, thrillers, romance, sic-fi/fantasy and YA novels, my interest was piqued.

While the promise of monthly royalties to authors who sign with Impulse is tempting, it is the fact that digital-first lines are one more opportunity for new authors to be discovered by publishers.  According to Morrow, “the HarperCollins sales group is always seeking out opportunities in print.” Considering that this will provide more opportunity for publishers to take a chance on previously unsigned authors, it feels like a step in the right direction.

Do you see ebooks as the new frontier of publishing?  Or do you prefer print books and the traditional publishing route?

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2 thoughts on “The Land of Opportunity: Ebooks

  1. I’m working on polishing a novella I finished a while ago to test out the waters of self-publishing. It is an interesting, exciting frontier with many possibilities.

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