Aug-12-11 By Aminda
Creative minds and innovative problem solvers – the publishing industry needs your help to guide it into the future. Affordable eReaders have brought eBooks to the masses and Google’s rapid entry into the eBook retailer space seems to signify a tipping point of sorts, when it’s clear that the domination of eBooks is in the not-too-distant future. The challenge to writers and publishers is how to make this transition successful and sustainable and beneficial to all parties; publishers, retailers, authors and readers.
A Huffington Post article provides a concise, insightful look at this transformation, pointing out some of the major challenges and opportunities. On one hand, ePublishing provides incredible opportunity to aspiring writers. The ease of self publishing allows anyone to profit from their work without dealing with the chain of agents and publishers. It's a liberating development for many authors, according to one writer, who explains that as traditional book sales have declined, publishers have gradually provided fewer benefits to their authors.