Read an excellent article today by Ellen F. Brown of Bloomberg. She describes the history of the publishing and all the ‘attacks’ it has absorbed over the years. It seems like with each new method of selling books, the standard policy was to claim publishing is over. Far from it, it evolves.
This article got me to focus on something I have been thinking about for a year.
Self-published, low priced eBooks are very much the way of pulp fiction titles in the 50s.
- New (and generally unknown authors).
- Provocative covers.
- Frowned upon by traditional publishing.
- Some feel the citing and writing is sub-par (not me).
But the self-publishing revolution is here to stay. It will continue to get bigger and more respect.
It’s a great time to be in book selling and publishing.