aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Why it costs more than you think to make an ebook

In a longer article, Wired Magazine says, “Turns out, the physical aspects of book production can account for as little as 15 percent of the cost of the title. The rest can be divvied up among the author, editor, designer, marketers, publicists, distributors, and resellers. A lot of fingers dip into that $14.99 money pie before the house takes a slice. .... Tacking an e onto a book requires antipiracy software, digital warehousing, extra legal support, and programmers to adapt each title for Android, iPhone, Kindle, and all the other formats. That’s on top of the regular costs of turning a manuscript into a finished product.”

Read more here.

And check out Newsweek’s graphic comparing paper and ebooks on various parameters - including cost.

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