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Savvy Writers & e-Books online


Guest Blog by Rayne Hall

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:
1. In the past, most authors worked for editors. Today, most editors work for authors.
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.
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.
4. Agents and editors acted as gatekeepers, ensuring that poorly written books did not get…

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