Barnes & Noble’s Nook sales are also a mystery. While sales have waned in the past year, the Nook Tablet continues to be their best seller.
The Kobo also sells well, especially in Canada, and boasts many varieties, including a tablet.
The Apple iPad (and iPad Mini and iPad Air) lead the way with over 170 million units sold.
What does this mean for an author? Obviously, you want your books available as e-books, but you also want them available on as many platforms as possible.
Keep those numbers in mind next time you intend to upload a book Don’t limit your options!
Yet another interesting post.
OH MY... Different Ks
Indeed an informative one
Thanks for lighting up our minds.
Hi Diane .. we have to format our books for every possible option - so right .. we cannot limit our potential sales ..
I haven't a clue how to convert Kindle into Kobo or Nook. There's so much to learn, and necessary. Help ...
Amazon in particular seems to want to push authors into exclusivity in a way that isn't always helpful.
I have no idea about Nook/Kobo... are they formatting techniques? Types of e-readers? Tablets?
Although I love the feel of a book in my hands I respect the e-reader options. It really is important to keep them in mind.
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Formatting our books for each of these is important not just for more sales, but more readers.
The funny things is, my books are ebooks, but I don't even own a Kindle. :P
I agree with Chrys - more sales and more readers!
Great tips, Diane!
I'm glad my books are available everywhere!
A good reminder, Diane. I need to spend some time on making sure my books are on as many platforms as possible. I'm a bit tardy where that is concerned.
I own a Kindle fire because it's a lot cheaper buying books online than in bookshops here. More and more people are going the route of tablets.
Absolutely correct. Can't have books unavailable!
Great pointers Diane - thank you!
The more places they are the more you can be seen indeed
All these devices are great for getting books into the hands of readers, but as the wife of a computer nerd, sometimes less would be nice. There's a few devices lying around my apartment because hubby got the chance to play with one and decided he wanted it! lol
Patricia Lynne, YA Author
Wow, great post each time I stop by.
Another home work for me, go and re-upload my book to these others or maybe see what I could do to get them also marketed in their e-book platforms? Ah poor Mary Just Come like me? Am surely the best ISW i here!
I still love to just open up a real book and don't own any Kindle or anything else...but books:)
I'm just writing a book proposal now and don't really know how to find sales numbers - any tips? Great blog post btw. Jodie
Good info, and important for authors to know.
That;s great advice! An author must have all sources available to attract EVERY type of reader and their reading devices...
It took me a long while to warm up to the thought of digital books but since I bought my Kindle, I don't regret it. I can take my whole library ANYWHERE and as I travel quite a lot, it's extremely helpful. I still like the feel and the smell of the paperback but I'm fully converted! So yes, if a book is not available in the Kindle format, it's likely I won't read it.
Thanks for the post!
This is great info. Thank you.
I'm on a learning curve at the moment with formatting all types.
The one self-published e-book that I have so far is through Smashwords, so it's available on all formats/readers say Kobo. I pulled it from Kobo when they were going through their sanctimonious purge of erotica titles last year.
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One of the hardest things about moving overseas was parting with my all to heavy book collection... Kindle had made relocating my books a non-issue - love that
Yes! So important. Won't go anywhere these days without those platforms...
There's nothing like holding a book, but one still has to live in this electronic society, so I'm actually debating whether to buy an iPad or a Kindle. I have a relic of an ereader in the Kobo version. Technology changes way too fast for this old girl. My ereader is only 4 years old.
My mantra is 'you can pry my paperback from my cold, dead hands' but should I ever get published I'll want to be on as many reading devices as exist at that point.
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