Note: This subsection is dealing with the book trade
in general. To find out The London Press options in this
area that we can offer you - please go to the relevant
topic under main menu item 'London Press Options' -
specifically this page here...
eBook Publishing - Publishing
Method Of The Future?
eBook publishing is still in its
infancy, but it is growing in momentum and importance. Amazon is
probably the most important store offering eBooks - and it offers niche publications along with many mainstream books in
The most popular format is Adobe
Acrobat PDF file type, though Microsoft Reader format is also an
The single most important
advantage of the eBook format is that the unit cost for each book is negligible as it is the purchaser of the book who prints it
out. The files can be secured and limited to the computer of
purchase. Also the number of times the eBook is printable - along
with the time period in which it can be printed are variables
which can be fully set by the publisher.
The table below lists some
advantages and disadvantages of eBook publishing.
Disadvantages of eBook Publishing
cost of providing each eBook is negligible - the only
real costs are commissions to stores and distributors.
can obtain the eBook instantly - no waiting on the
packing and shipping charges.
stock needs to be held.
haven't yet become the preferred format of books.
need to read off the screen or print it off themselves.
price tends to be significantly less than paper printed
eBook distribution and secure
sales is a service we provide - please see please see the 'Publish
as eBook' page in the 'London
Press Options' section of this site.