1. Jeff Countryman

    Jeff Countryman Living the dream Supporter

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    Kindle, kobo, google???? which one?

    Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Jeff Countryman, Oct 15, 2015.

    I have an ISBN to publish my novel. It covers ALL electronic versions. To publish a printed version, I would need another ISBN. I have the choice of applying it to either one. The problem is which electronic version to publish/sell? I see only three:

    Kindle: The best of the best.
    Kobo: The others.
    Google Books: Doesn't even rate.

    That's sad. There's no other online publishers in the running (unless you publish for free on ZILLIONS of available sites).

    A whole new world!
     
  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Contributor

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    Barnes & Noble, Apple.

    Unless you're going with Kindle exclusivity, publish on all of them.
     
  3. jannert

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    I have a friend (in my writing group) who has published for print as well as online (Kindle.) He used Lulu for the print-on-demand service for the printed copies, and they apparently give out an ISBN number free, along with doing a heck of a good job with the printing. His book is printed to a very high standard. So if you want to publish print-on-demand, there's your other ISBN number.

    I'm with Steerpike. Publish on as many online platforms as you can. I do believe the eBooks (Apple) version is growing in popularity, along with the proliferation of the bigger iPhone. Although I've always been a Mac user, I have a Kindle as my eReader, so I can't offer any 'review' of the Apple devices for reading. But they do seem to be growing in popularity.
     
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    The only copy of my books I have sold other than via Amazon/Kindle is via B&N...for my wife's Nook. None of the other formats have generated any sales (and I've offered them in most all formats). The Kindle is the current favorite, by far. I own one myself.
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Personally I'm using Draft 2 Digital as an agregator (yeah there's a cost in terms of percentage but not up front but i reckon its worth it) which takes a lot of hassle out of multiple markets

    they offer access to

    • Amazon
    • iBooks
    • Barnes & Noble
    • Kobo (including Kobo Plus)
    • Tolino
    • OverDrive (libraries)
    • Scribd
    • 24Symbols
    • Playster
    • Inktera (formally Page Foundry)
    I'm also looking at Bundle rabbit , but curently thats not a d2d option so i' have to do that one manually
     
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