The eBook reader is becoming a very popular alternative to actually owning books but it provides scary alternatives for the future. There are both pros and cons to owning an eBook reader and to the existence of the device in general. The first thing that has most people concerned is that because people won’t want to pay for the physical form of the book anymore, authors will make less money. Right now the market of the book is much more similar to the market of the musician before digital files were invented.
Back in the day, there was always a small undercurrent of musical artists with a select few that would gain national and international notoriety for their work, whereas today there seems to be a market of them that relies mostly on the internet. Because of their ability to get known though the internet, this opens a lot of doors for smaller bands and then closes doors for many others. Because it doesn’t cost anything to get published online or to put your music online on a variety of mediums, you can pretty much allow them to have anything they want posted online and there is nothing you can do about it.
Unfortunately this means that many people will not be able to get their music noticed by larger labels if they had not had any connection with them before. It will be hard for a band to get picked up by a major label if their competition is every other band out there with a myspace page. Because of the invention of the eBook reader, now this same problem and same worry exists for authors. They are scared that their work will be buried underneath the work of others because nobody will notice it.
Just like musicians, the invention of the eBook reader will open up a lot of doors. You can write your own eBook, publish it to the virtual market, and people will buy it up like crazy, assuming you wrote it well and wrote it about something interesting. However, if a million other people have the same idea, and it is as easy as clicking on a few things and typing in a few words to get published, then people will go ahead and do it since there are no repercussions. You can always see what is possible to do by doing all kinds of other things, but really, this is what people will stick to doing.
Because people won’t have to go through an editor and a publisher, their books will be sent out in the form of the eBook to be read by anyone with an eBook reader, but because of oversaturation it will be hard for anyone to get noticed, and this is what authors are worried about. As an owner of an eBook reader though, you don’t have to worry about any of this. The oversaturation just means there are more choices for you out there and for you to make some money. This is the best thing for you really because the more options, the more enticing the idea of owning an eBook reader becomes. It is no longer this really scary thing it is a choice you make for your own best interest. So build your library up today!
Over 11000 libraries in the US now have access to free ebooks viewable on Amazon’s Kindle devices & apps. Unlike checking out a book with Adobe Digital Edit…