By the Numbers: Traditional Books vs. E-Books

By Ariana

When publishers produce a traditional textbook, they must physically produce a book. Electronic books, also known as e-books, do not need the production of a physical book. Production costs for traditional textbooks are a big expense. E-book production costs are lower. However, with e-books, there is the matter of formats. For example, if an e-book is going to be sold on Amazon, its format has to be compatible with Kindle products, not the Nook. E-book publishers must format the book for each electronic reader that will be utilized, such as iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Nook Color. Publishers need partners that are experts in conversion, so they can avoid mistakes when uploading the books.

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