Alison Reeger Cook, who wrote an article for the Gainesville Times, attended a workshop on “How to Make Self-Publishing Work for You.” Here are some nuggets she shared about what she learned at that workshop and the festival as a whole:
While the upside to self-publishing is that the author has complete control over the presentation and sales of their book and can make more money per unit sold (if the book sells well), the downside is that the author is the one who must pay for the publishing package and arrange all the marketing for his work.Cook noted that what readers will always look for is a good story, no matter the means of publishing.
This requires an excellent savvy in networking and advertising. …
As of today, e-books cover 16 percent of the book market, while 84 percent is still traditional printed books.
Within the next 20 years, this will almost be a complete reversal: it is projected that e-books will have 89 percent of the market, and printed books will only have 11 percent.
What do you think about her prediction that within 20 years there will be an great upheaval in the way we read?