walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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A quick check-in at some authors blogs who post about ebooks

And now, in my traditional, hey, I've checked out the AAP numbers, let's see what other people are saying roundup . . .

Konrath continues to plug his preferred model for the industry going forward: agents helping authors get their book out into the world:

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/06/estributors-redux.html

Barry Eisler clarifying why agents helping authors do this are not traditional publishers, where Amazon's T&M fits into this mix, etc.:

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/06/attack-of-self-publishing-memes-guest.html

Konrath summarizing anecdotal evidence that ebook sales were down in June (posted slightly before the AAP numbers for April came out), and speculating about why that might be.

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/06/ebook-sales-down.html

This is by contrast with Nate Hoffelder's post at The Digital Reader. He believes that new ereaders drive spikes in demand for ebooks and expects a spike in June e-books because of B&N and Kobo product launches:

http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2011/06/23/us-ebook-sales-continue-to-plateau-in-april-while-print-sales-drop/

(AAP June numbers won't be out for another couple months, and they probably won't shine appreciable light on this puzzle when they _do_ come out.)

(And, despite it being wildly off topic for my areas of interest, a post about MWA rules with a big comments thread even for Konrath's blog:

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/06/mwabnsp-mystery-writers-of-america-but.html)

David Derrico's post about the April numbers:

http://www.davidderrico.com/april-2011-e-book-sales-stats/

He has a nice table of 13 months of ebook sales revenue according to AAP.

And now my son would like to go to the playground, only I think he's about to wake up his sister. Ooops.
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