Walmart begins selling ebooks

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I was scanning through the news this morning and noticed an article in USA Today talking about the fact that Walmart was taking another shot at Amazon by beginning the sale of ebooks today which Amazon (Kindle) currently dominates.

Could this be another venue for Internet marketers that create ebooks and audio books? I don't know ... time will tell. It might be worth seeking out information from Walmart about the process of submitting an ebook for distribution.

Anyone know more about this news and whether it will present a new venue for independent authors like many folks here?

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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Interesting, Steve. This is the first I've heard about it.

    Looks like they are partnering with Kobo to use their readers.

    It will be interesting to see if writers can self-publish on the platform.

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    They do not make it easy to find but this might help...

    To self-publish with Kobe: Kobe Writing Life

    (Not an affiliate link)
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    What is their online book market's current market share?

    While ebook publishing is one of the best ways to set up a passive online income, you also have to pay attention to RETURN ON EFFORT considerations when picking among the different platforms out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I don't know about Kobe but Walmart just started so you could say they have zero market share. It does look like they are going all in though. They are heavily promoting their new ebook line. On their website it is promoted in the first picture of their slider. They are offering a $10 discount to first time purchasers, etc.
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