Resources for Indie Novelists: The Future is in The News
The future is in the news…
Here are a few things I’ve found recently that can help us understand how the industry is changing, and hints at ways we indie novelists can be ready for the coming changes.
- Martyn Daniels at Brave New World shares that the publishing industry’s ‘napster’ moment is now.
“The Book Business is now experiencing its ‘Napster’ moment. It is not about file sharing and digital distribution, but about an industry facing significant digital disruption. It is a wake up call and although books face similar issues to other media industries, ‘books are different.’ ” Read the rest here.
- A recent article in Publishing Perspectives asks : Does 2011 herald the beginning of an E-book revolution in Europe?
“Distribution issues and high prices slowed e-book adoption rates in Europe, but new platforms and product launches across the Continent are spurring sales.” Read the rest here.
What does this mean? In my opinion, it means that we as indie novelists and indie nonfiction authors are well positioned to get our books out there in the digital form.
I’m in action on this. I just got my cover art back for my nonfiction titles. What steps are you taking today to be ready for digital publication of your work?