Ask Bethany House: Why Are Ebooks So Expensive?

Sometimes we forget that it’s not just about the smell of the paper and ink that we are paying for in the book.

Bethany House Fiction

When I was a little girl and someone asked me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I never would have said, “I want to work at a publishing company.” Not because I didn’t love books and stories—”librarian” and “writer” always made my list of top potential future careers—but because I didn’t really think about the fact that someone somewhere had to get those books into my chubby elementary-school hands. I had no idea what that process would look like.

The publishing world can be a bit of a mystery to anyone not living in it on a daily basis. What actually goes on in there? You can see the authors’ perspective from their Facebook posts about pitches and galleys and ARCs. And maybe you have a vague idea of what goes on in the editing process. But chances are, you have questions about what we do…

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