If you are an author … through a traditional publishing company or self-published; hard copy, soft copy or eBook, and your book isn’t available on Amazon in their Kindle eBook format, you are limiting your reach and missing out on a growing market for book sales. While studies show more Americans still prefer holding a physical book in their hot little hands, the number of those who prefer an e-reader like Amazon’s Kindle is growing. Pew Research Center’s article A Snapshot of Reading in America in 2013 stated the following: “As of January 2014, some 76% of American adults ages 18 and older said that they read at least one book in the past year. Almost seven in ten adults (69%) read a book in print in the past 12 months, while 28% read an e-book, and 14% listened to an audio book.”
Did you catch that? 28% of Americans read an ebook in 2013. Let’s play with some numbers here. According to the United States Census, the population on July 4, 2014 was 318,881,992. Even if only 1% of the population read an ebook, that’s still 3,188,819.92. Can you see where I’m going with this. Yes, these are large numbers. And no, millions of people may not read your book on Kindle, but it shows there really is a viable market out there.[clickToTweet tweet=”Publishing your book on Kindle adds an additional revenue source and increases its reach.” quote=”Publishing your book on Kindle adds an additional revenue source and increases its reach.”]
Publish on Kindle for more reach!
So … why haven’t you published your book on Kindle? It’s really not that difficult to convert a book or eBook into the Kindle eBook format; but adding your book to the many, many books already on Kindle will add one more revenue source, as well as broaden the reach of potential readers. In today’s hurry up and get there, I want it now world, digital books like Kindle are becoming more and more popular because you can hear about a book you want to read, find it on Amazon, pay for it and have it ready and waiting on your Kindle in a matter of minutes without ever leaving the comfort of your home or office or wherever you are. All you need is an e-reader and WiFi. Another great thing about Kindle books is your readers don’t even have to own a Kindle device. They can simply download the Kindle app for their computer, tablet or phone and send their Kindle books wherever they want.
Would you like to know more about how easy it is to add an additional revenue source of book sales and broaden the reach of potential readers? I invite you to contact us and schedule a complimentary 20 minute consultation to discuss the potential of getting your books in front of a growing market.
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In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up shopping carts and editing video, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every other Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!