Dime Novel Publishing announces first ebook

From the press release:

Dime Novel Publishing is excited to announce the official launch of the first three serialized titles in its growing library of Dime Novel e-books. Young and old readers alike can experience these engaging and unique story lines on PCs and popular digital reader devices including Apple iPad, Sony PRS, Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook.

Dime Novel Publishing is focused on resurrecting the Dime Novel format for the e-book generation. Popularized from 1880-1940, Dime Novels were serialized story lines published once per month and sold for anywhere between 5¢ and 25¢ per issue. Dime Novel Publishing's series bring back this serialized approach, publishing 23-issues of approximately 40-60 pages. Each issue sells for 99¢. All issues will be bound in an annual volume.

So they're charging (23 * $.99) close to $23 dollars to read a book? That's ridiculous. Who do they think is going to pay that?

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1 Comment on Dime Novel Publishing announces first ebook

  1. I thought I would address the math a little here. First, an average hard cover book costs ~$25.00. I would say that, again on average, those books run ~500 pages (and that’s a large one). Given that we have 23 issues at an average page length of even 40 pages, that’s almost 1000 pages for the same amount of money.

    What’s equally more interesting is that we offer multiple issues through each series (right now #1 and #6) free. We have plans to continue that trend providing probably 4 free issues each series.

    Finally, we will be launching subscription services soon (i.e., annual fee for accessing all of our content) which we feel will greatly up the value of our content for readers.

    Thanks for taking the time to blog about our offering and we hope that this clarifies some points.

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