A dream and a vision for professional self-publishing
We are the witnesses of a (r)evolution in the publishing industry triggered by Amazon and the like.
Jeff Bezos has opened the gates and the gatekeepers are looking at each other unsure of what to do.
Self-publishing has created a marvelous thing: everyone can publish a book, and establish a one-to-many direct relationship with readers who buy and enjoy the new voices.
There’s a terrible monster that haunts the publishing valleys, too: everyone can publish a book, and readers are exposed to the slush pile for the first time visible to the many. Recently, Books-A-Million has declared that its bookstores will be equipped each with POD printers. “Every book is printed because it has been sold,” breaking the old paradigm stating that “every printed book maybe is sold.”
The advent of cheaper and cheaper flash printers, together with higher and higher…
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