Waiting to have your book approved from a publishing house is like waiting in line to find a job. The fact is publishing houses can only distribute so many books a year. Which means a lot of good books will go unpublished.
“Wait”… “That’s yesterdays’ news.”
Somebody figured out those independent/self publishers needed a stronger platform for exposure and that lots of money can be made.
Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Amazon are just some of the few companies that have created a digital text platform like the Pubit, Apple Ipad and the Kindle; a new publishing option for independent publishers and self-publishing to distribute their work digitally.
Yea, it’s pretty cool to tell people “I got published by “Simon and Schuster,” and I am heading off to the road to promote my book.” But, what’s even cooler is when you own all of your publishing rights and “Simon and Schuster” come looking for you and want to help with distribution.
To all of you writers out there, ask yourself this question? Do you think the publishing houses are ecstatic about the Pubit, Ipad and Kindle? When your book does a fair amount of sales, you have just become their competitor.
I am predicting that mogul publishing houses will open up a division for
for self publishers to cash on the revenue. And I would not be surprise if “Barnes and Noble” start expanding their stores to make room for a self publishing department.
I interviewed this one lady on my facebook, and she is a published Author. She believes when Authors self-published they will not be invited into the “who’s who” or the upscale book clubs which is targeted exclusively for published authors. However, this conversation took place before the launch of the Ipad. Not just that, I believe Authors are more interested in successful sales of their book then being a part of some exclusive book club.
The bottom line is…people don’t care where a book is published. They just want a good book to read.