authors, self publishing

A word from Seth Godin: Publishers who don’t have the power to fight the change

Godin's post is titled, "You don't have the power"

One of the blogs I enjoy reading is written by Seth Godin. In a recent post, Seth addresses the current debate around self publishing. His comment fall into the category of, “I wished I would have wrote that” or “I could not have said it any better”.  In his post, Seth makes the argument that publishers resistance to the indie book publishing is short sighted and is a similar battle that  was fought and lost by the movie and newspaper industries. Here’s how he put it:

Movie execs thought they had the power to fight TV. Record execs thought they had the power to fight iTunes. Magazine execs thought they had the power to fight the web. Newspaper execs thought they had the power to fight Craigslist.

 To read the complete post, click here. I think you will find it an interesting perspective.

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