I’m not sure if I want to invest the money needed to have my children’s picture book converted to an ebook. Do people really read picture books to their babies on computers, tablets, and smartphones?
At BookLocker, we have published numerous color-interior picture books for children. And, a few of those are available as ebooks as well. However, we have never seen impressive sales of children’s picture ebooks. The print editions FAR outsell the ebook editions. Most people (around 80%) still prefer print books over ebooks and, from my analysis, the divide is far wider where children’s picture books are concerned.
However, children’s chapter books, and those for young adults, sell well as ebooks because older children and young adults often have their own electronic devices for reading ebooks. In other words, they’re not sitting on an adult’s lap while having a book read to them.
How many parents or grandparents want to buy their child or grandchild an ebook for Christmas, or as a birthday gift? Not me! Do you?
As a whole, print books continue to FAR outsell ebooks. The ebook industry has had more than two decades to try to get people to convert to that format but the vast majority of folks keep buying print books – despite the extra costs and shipping fees.
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The Art and Craft of Writing and Editing
Writing is a constant dialogue between author and reader.
The craft of writing involves an interchange of emotions between an author and a reader. An author creates a story line, conflict, and characters, gives his characters words to speak, and then hands off these materials to a reader. This process results in a constant dialogue between the mental imagery produced by a reader and that proposed by the author.
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