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Down the epublishing trail

By Moushumi Chakrabarty
Posted Mar 15, 2012 in
I finally did it! After much hesitation, backtracking and agonizing, I decided to give it a shot.
I'm talking about epublishing - what did you think?
After having 2 books published traditionally, it was hard to convince myself that epublishing a book was any less 'legitimate'. There are so many misconceptions about the whole business that separating grain from chaff took a lot of time. I did my research and found some amazing stats:
ebooks now comprise more than half of Amazon's sales,
big name writers have lent legitimacy to the enterprise (think Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Judy Blume etc),
traditional publishers are in dire straits as the economy dips,
Canadian libraries saw a 50% increase in their ebook title downloads last year.
This trend is clearly here to stay. I'm not getting left behind. I have a good story I want to share with my reader. I will.
I won't wait for 8 months undertaking these steps till I turn into a nervous wreck: write up a proposal, chew my nails and pray that the acquisitions editor did not have a row with her partner, then write the book, get rejected, go through the whole process again...
So now my ebook (short stories) is available at Amazon. There's 2 good reviews. Here's the link, give it a try: