Print-on-demand publishing technology can empower kids to create, publishing their own book. It’s accessible. And as Joanna Penn says, “a print book is still a powerful representation of a dream come true.” See a short video about the experience of her 9 year-old niece, Anna. Imagine showing children what’s possible – getting their own stories and ideas out there early in life.
Geographical barriers are down. Ingram – the largest book distribution network on the planet – can take your books to new places.
Printed books and eBooks can connect with readers around the globe. You can reach more retailers, more libraries and more countries.
And Ingram owns Lightning Source, the most comprehensive and highly individualized approach for printing and delivering books in the world today.
You need to know that the publishing world is in major transition. And this means the author – both the emerging author and the established author – is more empowered than ever. Below is most of a post by Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer. Read the complete article HERE.
WRITERS WHO ARE WAITING for the gatekeeper to come and open the gate may have a long wait ahead of them, and that’s too bad.
You know why? Because we’re about to enter a real golden age of self-publishing.
I was hoping this moment would not come for Borders. The 40-year-old bookstore chain will end with plans to liquidate its remaining 399 stores.
Those in the know point to poor decision-making. Borders was too late in harnessing the power of the internet and then eBooks. The new face of publishing and book sales is transforming everything.
I just tested this: go to Google and type in “advice for authors.” Apparently, the top 2 articles will always be from either Seth Godin or Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson. One day one will be at the top, one day the other will be at the top.
Of course what Google is telling us is that these 2 sources are getting a ton of attention on this topic. There’s a reason for this. We probably need to hear what they are saying about authors, publishing, and generally the “new normal,” not just in publishing, but across the business world.
This is an enlightening dialogue between Michael Hyatt and Seth Godin about “leaning into change.” If you want to write and publish – spread your stories or ideas – this is your time. And you need to hear a little about what is going on in the business world and specifically in the publishing world. Catch up and change your thinking … it’s the new face of publishing.
So what do you think? Seth Godin says that a first time author should give away their first book as a downloadable .pdf. Don’t underestimate the attractiveness of what can be done with .pdf! If your content is good, get 20,000 readers to read your first book for free and they will line up to pay for your next one.