Though I’d share a couple links for Indie Life today.
In the future, will everyone be a publisher? by Nathan Bransford
Go ahead and read it.
This quote jumped out at me.
For now, publishers can still rely on those services and their print distribution to attract authors. In the future, they won’t have that. And as those services become the central differentiator, you have to wonder if the adversarial approach publishers occasionally take with authors (slow payments, lack of transparency) will give way to a true service-oriented approach.
What about you? Can you already see the industry changing and not being quite what it used to be? I look at all the digitals imprint and contracts being offered that are ebook only until the sales warrant a print version.
I hope big publishing, self publishing and everything in between sticks around for a while. But there’s no arguing the publishing world will look different, possibly forever.
For further reading, here’s a Hugh Howey post that should be a must read for any writer. (If you haven’t already read it.)
Click back to the Indelibles blog for a list of all the links!