I confess I do not want to have to strike out onto the internet by myself and start selling my manuscripts. I do want the clout of a traditional publisher behind me. I want that publisher to produce - and sell - glorious hard copies of my book. I also want that publisher to jump onto (indeed - lead) the bandwagon of eBook production. So, these biggies still seem to offer the best of both worlds.
And I deserve nothing but the best.
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Which Publishers Do Best at Ebook Sales?
Everyone knows that Fifty Shades of Grey was a runaway hit this year, but who knows which publisher it propelled to record sales in the first-half of 2012?
Everyone has heard of Penguin — its Penguin Classics brand is thought to be among the strongest in publishing — but who knows just how successful the publisher has been this year in selling ebooks?
And we all know that self-publishing is growing by leaps and bounds, but just how well do you think those scrappy upstart authors are doing against the big publishers in sales?
To answer these questions, we at Digital Book World created ebook Publisher Power Rankings, to rank just how well each publisher is doing against the other. Our methodology was simple: Look at our top-25 Ebook Best-Seller listsince we launched the thing over the summer and see how many titles each publisher had on the list each week and then add them up. Then we ranked them by “appearances” on our top-25 e-book best-seller list.
Here are our top-5: