31 May 2013

Changing Tides in the Book World

Good news on the book front--for readers and writers. Book sales are growing in all formats.  There are more independent bookstores opening, more independent authors publishing, and more online venues to buy books. As Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in her blog, Traditional publishers forgot their market targets really were READERS, not big bookstores:

"In the early 2000s, I had books rejected by big publishers with these comments. We love it, but we know we can’t sell this title to Walmart. We love it, but we checked with the buyer for Borders, and he doesn’t think the book will sell so we must decline. I’m not the only writer who experienced such things. When your business model is based on selling to ten or twenty people who act as the only gateway to millions of consumers, then those ten or twenty people wield a disproportionate amount of power."
Read the entire post. It's quite interesting. 

And while you're at it, tell a friend about my books. They're great summer reads! (wink wink, nudge, nudge)

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