Experts Urge Writers To Sell Books on Online Reading Platforms
Syed Moneeb Ali, an e-commerce expert, urged writers to use online reading platforms to showcase their literary work globally.
Experts in e-commerce have urged Pakistani writers to improve their digital skills and sell their books on online reading platforms, as readers worldwide spent $405 million on e-books in 2020.
Syed Moneeb Ali, an e-commerce expert, urged writers on Sunday to use online reading platforms to showcase their literary work globally. He stated that writers can create accounts to sell books on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon.
He stated that Amazon had added Pakistan to its seller list, and that writers could now take advantage of the Kindle, a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon.
He informed that Amazon Kindle devices were enabling users to browse, buy, download, and read through wireless networking to the Kindle store. He said that publishing takes less than five minutes, and the book appears in Kindle stores worldwide within 72 hours.
According to him, Amazon Kindle controls 72 percent of the e-reader market, while Barnes & Noble Nook controls 10 percent. He claims that books with appealing covers and useful content attract readers on digital platforms.
He said online books saved trips to the library, and readers could customise the font size as they desired. He said e-books are portable and easy to carry, and one e-book reader can hold thousands of books. “Text-to-speech and read-aloud features are also beneficial for children and adults with learning disabilities or visual impairments,” he adds.
According to writer Muhammad Akbar, many readers believe that paper books are less stressful and that being exposed to radiation from electronic devices is harmful to the eyes and brain. He highlighted that, due to the ease of publication of e-books, unauthentic and less credible literature was reaching the audience.
He said that some books were tempered and distributed on the internet, and readers were unable to tell the difference. He claimed that because of the widespread distribution of soft copies, piracy and intellectual property infringement had become commonplace.
Muhammad Akbar pointed out that in the era of technology, consumers should get benefits from the technology but also comprehend the risks, which can damage the ethics, rights, and respect of others. He advised the readers to choose credible platforms for searching and downloading the content.