Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ebook Authors

I am a multi-published author with several published ebooks and short stories from two different publishers. I have a couple of print books coming out in the next few months. But I'd like to take my career to the next level. How open are you to ebook authors? I hear our stock is rising, but I'm not seeing that with colleagues. Any thoughts?

I addressed ebooks pretty thoroughly in January when I posted Reader Question: Thoughts on e-Books and Why I Say What I Say. However, everything can bear repeating.

Without even thinking too hard about it I know that at least five of the authors we have subsequently sold to other houses were originally epublished. Certainly BookEnds is more than open to ebook authors. You should use all of those reviews you are hopefully receiving to your best advantage by letting us know the positive things people are saying about your work.



Dara Edmondson said...

Would you suggest sending reviews along with a submission, or snipets from reviews? If not, would you want to have a mention of the reviews in a query letter or some other way?

BookEnds, A Literary Agency said...


If you've had some stellar reviews from some good places I would include snipets in your letter. It's one thing that will make you stand out.


Anonymous said...

Well, shoot, it's too late for me to include that stuff!

Anonymous said...

If an E-book author has sent you a requested submission and it's been there a few months, would you consider it appropriate to perhaps post a short! email indicating some of the stellar reviews that have been received since the submission and/or any other important publishing news (like an e-book going print)? Thanks so much!