Thursday, February 17, 2011

Publishing Trends

I've been so wrapped up in doing taxes (for everyone else), that I haven't been as focused on my blog as I need to be.  Tax season is nuts for a day-time accountant, night time writer with a novel she's trying to edit! *sigh*

In light of my recent time crunch, I wanted to bring you some interesting reading choices from other writers about the current trends in the publishing industry.  Check out these great posts:

Slow Down, the Tortoise Won is Zoe Winters' blog about the current "get rich quick" mentality of many entering the e-books market. 

Thirsting For Blood, written by Sue Dent, has been focusing on the decline of the big bookstores.  There are several posts in this series.  Sue also has many posts on the history of the publishing industry and why things are the way they are.

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, the title of Joe Konrath's blog seems self explanatory.  Recently however, he's been focusing on epublishing.  Recently, he's been featuring guest authors, all self-published via ebooks.

Let's talk.  What's your opinion of the boom in indie e-book publishing?


  1. I would really like to learn more about ebooks and publish my next book as one. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Mark, there are several good sights for ebook publishing. Zoe's is one. Another is Joe Konrath's A Newbie's Guide to Publishing.

    Zoe Winters has an excellent book on self-publishing that focuses primarily on ebooks. You can download it on any e-format. It was $2.99 a few months ago, but I think it's $3.99 now.

  3. I'm hoping to have my novel finished and ready for e-pubbing in another couple of months. I've done a lot of research. When I get a minute (from the editing and tax prep), I'm going to do a series of blogs on what I've learned.

  4. It is dangerous. In the end, the book still has to be really good. Legacy or indie, a lot of work involved.

    I have dreamed about being indie for a while, before I even actually seriously pursued writing. I hope there is still options by the time I am ready to make a decision though.