The good news is that digital publishing tools make it easy for nearly anyone to sell their ebooks in online marketplaces.
The bad news is that an awful lot of that work just isn’t very good. At any price.
Maybe they weren’t well edited (if at all), maybe they weren’t well formatted, maybe the description was poor… and maybe the author just wasn’t that talented to start with.
Does it matter that these bad books wind up on Amazon.com and other marketplaces? After all, who is it hurting? And isn’t the burden on the purchaser?
Many would argue the marketplace has rating and social sharing tools to help people identify good content from bad. Other people say Garbage In, Garbage Out, and authors should keep their material off the major marketplaces unless it has some quality behind it.
Evo and Jeff tackle this question on their Isn’t Rocket Surgery video show – Are bad books hurting the world of ebooks?
We know this is a topic where opinions are strong and emotions run high. What do think? When is “good enough” really good enough? And how do you know when you’ve reached that point, authors? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.