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Guest Blog by Rayne Hall


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How times changed… Self-publishing today is a completely different world. The publishing business suddenly transformed itself from bookstores / distribution model to an environment in which books were bought by consumers online – either as physical books or increasingly: e-books. And this has altered the entire modus operandi of the industry:
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1. In the past, most authors worked for editors. Today, most editors work for authors.
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2. Most books went from author to agent to publisher to distributor to bookseller to reader. Now, more and more go from author to distributor to reader, cutting out most middlemen.
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3. To be commercially viable, books had to sell enough copies to finance a big publishing apparatus. Now, many need to pay only one person: the author.
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4. Agents and editors acted as gatekeepers, ensuring that poorly written books did not get…

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