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Free eBook authors have long warned of the potential pitfalls of a self-publishing model that relies on word-of-mouth.
But according to new research from Oxford University, that’s not always the case.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that the best way to avoid the pitfalls of self-published books is to invest in quality content.
The Oxford researchers looked at the market for free ebooks and how people use them.
The results suggest that while people tend to buy ebooks because they enjoy reading them, they’re also willing to pay a premium for content that is more relevant to their needs.
For instance, people who read the popular memoirs, essays and memoirs of a celebrity are likely to enjoy the content, as are people who use the site to review the content.
The researchers found that this makes sense: Many popular memoirists write about life, relationships and the challenges of growing up.
They are often self-aware about their own experiences and their own lives, and this gives them an advantage in the market.
The researchers also looked at how people purchased the content in the first place.
They found that people who purchased the eBook in-person were more likely to have positive experiences with the content than those who purchased online.
However, this advantage was lost if the content was purchased through a platform like Amazon.
The authors of the study also noted that people buy their own content, rather than using a platform that they are not familiar with.
“We think people buy the content and it’s the content that matters,” said study co-author Michael C. Leventhal, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Oxford.
“If you have a free eBook that you can review for free, that is a win.”
The authors also point out that many self-help books, especially those geared towards young people, often have paid sections.
The more the author knows about you, the better.
The authors found that the people who bought their own books tended to be people who were more interested in the content overall.
People who bought ebooks by themselves were also more likely than those buying self-produced content to enjoy it.
“The main lesson of this study is that the content matters, and you should invest in content that’s relevant to your goals and goals are your goals,” said Leventhals co-authors, Dr. Andrew Smith and Dr. Stephen N. Levey.
“We are all looking for content in this world that is meaningful to us, and we all want to read it, and if you’re going to be able to write the content for free you’re likely to find it.”