Stacking Boxes: Creating a Compilation Ebook

Stacking Boxes: Creating a Compilation Ebook

By David Kudler
One of the great advantages of ebooks over their paper-and-ink friends is that it’s relatively easy to create a compilation or box set. This is true whether you are pulling together:

A collection of your own articles or stories

An anthology of stories/articles by a number of authors

A single-volume omnibus of your 21-title epic fantasy series

A giveaway ebook featuring your own work and one or more other author’s, allowing you to introduce your readers to each other’s writing

Pulling together a volume like that for print can get unwieldy quickly, since at a certain point the length of your book makes it uneconomical to publish. [i]
Doing so for digital distribution, on the other hand, has no real upper limit. I’ve released ebooks containing over a million words. The only constraints have to do not with creating such a book, but with marketing it — do you really want to sell your

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