Monday News: A primer on the PRISM scandal; International sales increasingly important; B&N makes rookie mistake with launch of Nook Snaps
The sad thing is that B&N has the Nook Tablets on sale for Father’s Day. The Nook + HD is only $149, which is around a 40% discount. I’ve been debating buying one to give away at Dear Author but if the Nook Tablets are going the way of the dodo bird, I’d hate to saddle a reader with a soon to be obsolete device, no matter the great bargain.
1. International is here in a big way! The launch of many new international markets on the part of Amazon and the iBookstore is big news for authors. Your ebooks can now easily reach readers in Asia and around the world; and sales are growing steadily in these new channels. It’s crucial for every author to understand how international distribution works; ie, that each retailer has digital outlets in different countries through which it sells your titles. It’s often incumbent on the rights holder or distributor to authorize the ebook for the retail channel to sell it in their international outlets. The good news? International sales are growing quickly. We’ve seen ebooks sell 50% more after they have access to full international distribution via the retailers who provide it.” Self Published Author