Self-Publishing and the Rise of the Indie Publisher
There is no question that the publishing world is changing, and much of this change can be attributed to Amazon and the invention of e-book readers. The numbers of readers who visit bookstores to browse for books and, for that matter, the numbers who order physical or hard-copy books have dropped significantly over the last decade. This change is even evident at public libraries; many now offer electronic copies of books. The publishing world used to be controlled by the big publishing houses, and authors nearly had to beg for them to look at their manuscripts. There was always the option to self-publish, but before companies like Amazon, it was nearly impossible to promote and sell your own book. Things sure have changed since I wrote and self-published my first book.
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