What’s Changed in Publishing?

TransformationI’m blogging at Books & Such today. Here’s a preview:
I began blogging as an agent in January of 2008, and it’s remarkable to look back over my past posts and notice how much has changed in six years. When I started, I didn’t even have a Kindle. Now my family owns five Kindles plus iPads and various other electronic devices, and I wouldn’t want to do this job without them.
I wrote posts back then about how there was a stigma to self-publishing and I warned writers against it— if they wanted to be taken seriously. Now self-publishing is a normal and accepted option for writers.
I wrote about how e-books were a minuscule percentage of any author’s total books sold.
I was not even on Twitter until a year after I started the blog (January, 2009). Facebook and Twitter were still optional and sort of curiosities.

What else has changed in the book business?


  • The closing of Borders was an epic blow to the industry, many independent bookstores have closed, and pundits frequently discuss the future of Barnes & Noble.

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  • Chris

    Awesome post Rachelle, I really enjoy your blog. I agree, self-publishing is becoming the norm now days. A lot of people I know are pushing out more and more eBooks. They seem to be doing really well from what I can tell. I recently wrote a post on tips to get published, you can visit here if interested: http://guidetopublish.com/

    Thanks :)

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