Elise Logan over at Scorched Sheets has done a fabulous job of providing transcribed notes from the Rogue Digital Conference that took place today at/outside of RWA Nationals. My guess is that she aced every college course she ever took, because the notes are extremely detailed and helpful, so much so that they make not being able to attend the conference in D.C. a little less painful (only a little).
Among the surprises in the conference presentations:
- From Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches—It costs nearly the same amount to prepare an eBook for publication as one in print format ($3821 vs. $5538 respectively)
- From Angela James of Samhain—Average publisher profit on eBooks is only 5-percent.
- From Kassia Krozer of Quartet Press—There’s a trend toward “chunking content,” which is sort of the writing equivalent of parting out cars, meaning selling a literary property piecemeal, a poem here, a short story there.
- Discovered in an interview with eBook author Maya Banks—First day of an eBook release has the strongest sales. After that, the sales start to fall off. Maya also loves the Kindle!
Check out the full transcript at ScorchedSheets.com.