Amazon vs publishing publishing companies

When I read this article about Amazon encouraging writers to forego publishing companies, I felt a mixture of excitement but also trepidation. This means big changes for the future of writers. A friend argued that the reason writers go with publishing companies is that they see their books in the bookstores. What bookstores? In my …

Advertisements

End of Bookstores?!

Our local Borders Bookstore went out of business- or rather, its my understanding, they all went out of business. Around here, however, its one of the few places you could go to sit at the cafe and meet friends, peruse the bookshelves, and even enjoy some of the events they had in the store. Its …

Self published author of ebooks…

This is an amazing story of an author taking charge of her destiny and publishing via Amazon Kindle. She’s now a millionaire. I knew of the print-on-demand and even e-publishing methods of publishing your writing, but I think we’ll see more of this method in the coming days. It makes me wonder if writers, artists, …