Here are some snippets from his post:
By 2016, the number of micropublishers measured in the low thousands, with lines frequently blurring between publishers….In Robb’s history of the future series, this seems to be the year authors come into some power. Click over and read the entire post.
Independent authors who found moderate levels of success were frequently approached by micropubs. The deals offered were frequently the exact opposite of those of a decade earlier. The micropublisher frequently kept only 15% to 25% of revenue with the remainder going to the author….
In an interview, Jason Bellari, the CEO of Treescape, a micropublisher featuring elf-driven fantasy books explained the business plan. “We now what our readers want, and we provide it for them. Yeah, we might only make fifty cents on every Living Book we sell, but we gain a wealth of knowledge….
The specificity Bellari spoke of was a range of options: in person events, movies, and other media-cross-overs. But the standard example of a value-add option was the hardcover….
2016 can be looked at as a return to serial storytelling.