(The Return of) Adventures in Self-Publishing

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 28, 2012 6:59 PM EDT
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2012 has marked another memorable year in the transformation of the book publishing industry. What does it all mean?

For starters, the Federal Trade Commission forced Apple and all but one of the involved major publishers to abandon their eBook pricing. The Fifty Shades of Gray brand expanded to become (of course) a trilogy, and that franchise has now sold more paperback copies faster than any book to date – over 65 million copies in 37 countries. And the last person on earth that had not yet authored a self-published book announced the release of “My Little Ponies and Me – an inspiring tale of betrayal, forgiveness and ultimate redemption.”

Okay, so I made that last one up. But that the number of self-published books did continue to skyrocket...Still, what does all this activity mean for the individual self-publishing author? Good question.

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