Five Reasons to Publish a Print Version of Your Ebook by Libby Hellmann

Five Reasons to Publish a Print Version of Your Ebook by Libby Hellmann

Those of us who have published our own ebooks over the past few years know it can be an exciting and profitable venture. And the ebook market is still growing, though not at the same pace as it was—but we knew that was bound to happen as the digital industry begins to mature. A Pew Research Center Poll in December 2012, for example, declared that 23% of Americans aged 16 and over read an ebook in 2012, up 7% over the year before, but those are not the triple digit numbers we saw in 2009-10.

We also know that market penetration of ebooks depends on what genre is involved. Thus, statistics are all over the place, depending on which side of the publishing shores from which you’re waving, and those statistics are apt to be heralded and/or manipulated to make a point. However, despite the vagaries of the “lies, damn lies, and statistics,” I think it’s important to produce a print book along with your ebook for the following five reasons.

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