Digital-Only Books on the Rise

Oct 25, 2012

Traditional publishers may still have a love-hate relationship with ebooks and e-readers, but self-publishers aren't feeling the least bit conflicted about digital books. In fact, according to a Bowker report, the number of books published digitally has nearly tripled-287% since 2007 to be exact. Many of these digital-only books are self-published.

Not coincidentally, The Huffington Post ran a story detailing the complicity of self-published authors in falling book prices. The $.99 self-published books that abound have, in some cases, led to readers balking at higher prices for ebooks from traditional publishers.