Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Five Big Trends in Book Publishing

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:

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