- Screen v. paper. People have still not fully adapted to reading books on a screen. In fact even now, most readers prefer a hardcopy of books they purchase as opposed to cheaper, more portable softcopies. If authors do not offer a hardcopy version of their book, chances most people that would otherwise love your work would not even give it a chance.
- Heavy commissions. If you sell eBooks online through platforms like Amazon or eBay, your earned royalties may e a much smaller percentage than you wished it to be. These sites often take heavy commissions and you also end up paying for a lot of the advertisement.
- Marketing online is tricky. A lot of people are not well-versed in marketing their work online which means they often downplay their work instead of convincing people to buy it. Plus, managing the product page for your eBooks is also a task you must keep at regularly.
- Increased competition. If someone is looking for eBooks online, your product page is probably one of many to have been visited. This puts you in direct competition with other similar works especially since they are presented to viewers side-by-side.