authors, Indie book publishing, self publishing

From aristocracy to democracy: How publishing has changed.

A few weeks ago, I released a whitepaper titled, The Democratization of Publishing: How the power to publish is now with the people. In the paper, I set forth the premise that at one time publishing was limited by a few, but now with changes in technology, publishing is open to the many. Critics will likely decry this change as a sign that we have lost our way, but I see this shift in power having a positive impact. The great fear is that indie publishing will result in “bad” books being published or would be authors having false hopes of fame and fortune from their publishing exploits. Certainly both of those are possible outcomes, but I would argue any downside is far outweighed by the fact that more and more authors now have the opportunity to quickly and easily get their work into the marketplace and let the readers “vote”.

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