If I told you how simple and connected I've become on the Internet with eBook sales promoting through amazon.com Kindle editions and smashwords.com eBook distributor then I'd spoil the surprise I have for you. The surprise is this: I'm making twice the amount of money per sale of each novel as an eBook edition as I am with a hard copy edition. I'm not a sell-out, hard copies of my six books are still available, but the eBook sales have spiked ten fold over hard copies.
The read SURPRISE is this: As of today smashwords.com as acquired amazon.com for $69 billion in the world's largest leveraged buyout. The new company is called "SMASHAZON."
I don't own an eBook reader yet but now that my eBook distributer as acquired amazon.com I'll be purchasing one soon.
The hard copy book evolution into eBook editions is escalating exponentially as more companies are marketing their fantastic eBook readers into Super WiFi wonders, the portable tablet that keep its owner globally connected. I'm sure most of you are aware of eBooks and ereaders. I have two close Friends that have not read a complete book in their lives yet one had purchased an amazon.com's Kindle and the other has an iPad.
The consumer market is full of ereaders products and you should investigate them before making your purchase. The Kindle seems to be the industry leader at the moment, followed up by the Sony Reader PRS, Barnes & Noble Nook, the Kobo ereader and the BeBook Neo. The Apple iPad is more of a WiFi connection but is used as an ereader by purchasing eBooks through the Apple iBookStore.
I'm looking forward to more escalation of eBook distribution, visualizing that platform surpassing hard copy book sales by the end of this year. If you haven't purchased an eBook reader yet and can afford one, jump in and get one. You can still purchase the hard copy books you want to put in your library yet have the convenience of a portable ereader and surf the web if you get one with a WiFi device.
Amazon.com is direct depositing a lot of money each month into my checking account for the sales of my Kindle eBook editions. Smashwords.com is one of my distributors as a start-up supplier to Sony, Kobo, Apple and Barnes & Noble, and they are also making direct deposits into my PayPal account.
Starting today everything you've learned about amazon.com is transfered to smashazon.com. The ebook evolution is here and now.
Ha, April Fools.