4 Responses to “Help us out!”

  1. Kimber An January 12, 2009 at 4:01 PM #

    That about sums it up. By striking when the iron was hot, I think you all have an edge too. You’ve already established your reputation and readership way in advance of the Big Boys. Readers know eBooks offer greater variety too, and more are learning that every day.

    The only thing which holds me back with eBooks is obtaining an eBook reader. I think it’s so awesome when ePublishers hold contests to give these away. Brilliant marketing, because a lot of potential readers have the same problem. I think it’s great that Dear Author does articles on eBooks and eBook readers. And, hey, my birthday’s coming! :glee:

  2. Lisa J January 12, 2009 at 5:55 PM #

    The lack of DRM will definitely help existing e-book publishers. I am going to purchase my first e-reader (thinking about the Sony PRS-505, the 700 sounds cool, but I keep reading comments about the display) and I am concerned about purchasing from sites other than Samhain (and a couple of others) because of DRM. Will it work? Will it transfer to another device in the future?

  3. Joy January 12, 2009 at 6:07 PM #

    Did the survey 🙂

    DRM-free is a huge driver for me. Note to self – need to stop buying from the Sony store.

  4. Heather Massey January 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM #

    I did the survey! Thanks for the opportunity.

    I agree that innovation and diversity are key. And technology will only advance, making e-readers affordable and more convenient to use. In just a few years, the ebook market could expand quite a lot.

    And I think that online marketing/promotion will become increasingly important, possibly as much as what’s done in brick and mortar stores, and the Web-savvy authors will be able to tap into an increasingly Web savvy readership.

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