A rant? Absolutely not - it's a principled stand against the corruption and malaise in publishing. Guaranteed to be interesting and engaging, please share with everyone relevant that you know -
I think you're awesome, Sebastian. Write some books, I'll buy them.
I don't think Jim is going to like this.
Keep fighting the good fight. You're dead right. The Big Six used to have smaller and mid-list authors by the short and curlies, because distribution meant everything. Now that an author can arrange their own digital distribution the playing field is finally level, and the power is back in the hands of the artist and the reader, where it should have been all along.
Best of luck ;)
Taking a great stand there, Sebastian. The publishing houses are sometimes decades, if not hundreds of years old companies that are used to doing things the old and proven way. Now that the whole foundation of distribution is changing they're in trouble; I assume they can't even understand what's going on.
I wouldn't waste my energy on trying to make them understand, it's futile. The best way to prove your point is to be successful without them.
your absolutely dead Sabastian. Saw this article regarding are local library and this little snippet struck me as pretty amazing.
"People with library cards downloaded 4,804 books and other electronic materials through the first 11 months of 2010. This year, the number soared by 1,030 percent to 54,272." http://blog.mlive.com/bradosphere/2011/12/brad_flory_column_times_are_vi.html
eBooks are growing, it's the immediate future of publishing and these publishing nazi's are going down and fast...
"Last week, eBooks outsell print for 42 of 50 top books on USA Today list: http://books.usatoday.com/bookbuzz/post/2012-01-05/hunger-games-and-more-e-books-top-the-best-seller-list/596508/1 That's thanks, in part, to all the gifted X-mas e-readers being activated and early enthusiasm, but the trend will continue. "*
I think this pretty much sums up the statistics you've quoted on book sales.
*excerpt taken from Tim's Ferris @facebook wall
Put on a shirt, dude! ;)
Otherwise, great video!
My friend Chris Devlin blogged about Amazon's Predatory Business Moves, but my blog posts The Mill River Recluse and The Rejection Window illustrate the malaise in the traditional publishing industry that Amazon is taking advantage of. Call it what you will, "predatory behavior" or "natural selection", the sea of change is undeniable. :twisted:
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