Tip of the Day: spiced cider. Yum.
So Amazon finally wised up and is playing nice with libraries.
Last week they announced that you can now check out books for your Kindle using the Overdrive service at your library.
Despite not having a Kindle, I think this news is exciting. Our library has been waiting for it for awhile. And now we don't have to tell angry patrons with Kindles that the eBooks won't work on them.
But another part of me also wonders what this will do to eBook sales of independently published books on Amazon. After much decision, I decided to try to self-publish one of my older books in eBook format. For the past month or so I've been doing some re-editing and getting it ready for publication. While at the same time still working on newer books to send to agents to try to get traditionally published.
After doing a bit of research of those self-publishing it appears more indie books are bought on Amazon than any other retailer.
Now with this new development, from a writer's perspective, particularly looking to possibly self-publish on Amazon, I'm not sure this will help. Because if people have the choice between $0.99 and free, I'm guessing they will pick free.
I don't think it will kill all the sales, but I do think there will be a slight drop down.
Only time will tell. We shall see what happens.
Does anyone else have any predictions?