Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chap. 13: The Future of Writing and Publishing

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 9, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove
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About two weeks ago I interrupted my current cybersecurity thriller series to post an essay I titled "Intermission: The High Cost of Free." That post generated some interesting responses, some appearing as public comments and others arriving by email.  Two struck me as being particularly relevant to this series, because they suggest the goal posts between which the future of writing and publishing is likely to lie.

The first response was posted as a comment by Martin Coetze at the end of an exchange that you can read here, and which read as follows:

"In terms of self-publishing and the PODs [Print on Demand publishers] I think that it has been turned into a bit of a gold rush at the moment. Of course the gold isn't going to the creators but to the clever people that are "changing everything". It's just a variation of the dotcom bubble...."

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