Self-publishing is something that speaks to our current age, when people want to connect with others directly. Authors have much more contact with their readers this way than they do with traditional publishing.
As self-published author Hugh Howey wrote in an essay on self-publishing in Salon, “With self-publishing, you … Read more
Many e-commerce sites are cutting out the middlemen and passing savings onto customers.
… Read more You’d think that publishers would have done that long ago.
But no, its authors who are doing that. Self-published authors, of course.
Publishers still consider themselves gatekeepers of quality writing. And they continue to work with booksellers,
… Read more Has the community been swallowed by the corporation?
That’s the thinking from many members of Goodreads, the reader-author site that was just acquired by Amazon.
Goodreads is a fan site that helps connect readers with recommended books. Now that it’s part of a giant e-commerce site, will its “neutrality,” that