The book industry is undergoing changes like never before. It’s a brave new world for first-time authors who are finding more and more opportunities to put their work out there for all to see.
Self-publishing and the explosion of e-reader gadgets mean that old market-entry barriers are crumbling for wannabee writers. The sky appears to be limitless
As a result we are seeing all manner of books hitting the e-shelves with new genre descriptions and classifications constantly entering the publishing lexicon. The last time I looked Amazon has 1,384,268 books listed in its Kindle section, of which 833,279 are labelled as non-fiction and 551,963 as fiction.
Don’t ask me what accounts for the missing 363, but if anyone knows I’d be grateful for an answer!
As a children's author with many picture ebooks on Amazon, I'm really glad the print length, type of size issue is now not a problem.
To have a children's picture book printed, it had to fit certain sizes, but sometimes didn't always fit the story and extra 'fillers' had to be thought of.
Ebooks can be whatever size you see fit.
As regards new authors, the fact you are a newbie with only one or two ebooks is also irrelevant, though many readers like to invest emotionally into a character that they can enjoy over many books, single stories sell too.
The world of ebooks is your oyster. The effort you put in will come back to you.
Children's author and illustrator
I don't understand the question. The title made me think about length of books, but the original post started going on about self-publishing and how many kindles are listed on amazon.
So what's the question?