I have embraced eBooks, for almost two years, as a way to get my books into the hands of as many readers as possible. I have used Smashwords as the way to publish my books as multi-format eBooks. The rules of the publishing game are changing, and the founder of Smashwords (Mark Coker) put together a Slide Show (below), that he recently presented to the Central Coast Writers Conference.
He calls this "Five Big Trends that Will Rock the Future of Publishing." They are:
1. Reading is Moving to Screens
2. Bookselling moving to the Web
3. The Rise of Self-Publishing
4. Content Explosion
5. eBook prices to decline
Here is Mark Coker's slideshow: