Notes from An Alien

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2017 Survey of Ebook Trends and Data

Both Smashwords and its Founder Mark Coker have been on this blog many times…

Here’s what Smashwords has to say for itself:

Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks {over 430,000}.  We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers  and thousands of libraries.”

And, here are some of the introductory remarks to their 2017 Survey of Ebook Trends and Data:

“We’re looking to identify potential data driven insights that can help authors and publishers make their books more accessible, more desirable and more enjoyable to readers. “

“As you review the findings, please maintain a healthy dose of skepticism. The data represents the aggregate experience of thousands of authors and millions of dollars in book sales, but your results may vary.  Your book is unique.

“The factors that cause a reader to discover, sample, purchase or enjoy a book cannot be fully explained by data.  Nor can data yet determine why one story or writing style is preferable to another.”

So, Enjoy the Slideshow :-)

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3 responses to “2017 Survey of Ebook Trends and Data

  1. dgkaye June 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Fantastic post Alex! :)


    • Alexander M Zoltai June 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks, a heap :-)

      Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye June 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

        Thank you! :)


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