Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Going with the flow

If you haven't noticed how many changes have been happening in the world of publishing, well you've either taken a really, really long nap or you just don't care. For those of us who do care, the changes have been monumental and eye-opening. Most of the changes revolve around the proliferation of e-readers and e-books. NOTE: You don't have to have an e-reader to read an e-book but many of us do.

So, what's a writer to do! EMBRACE IT!!!!

Charles Dickens was known during his day for serializing his stories/novels. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens), many of which dealt with social reform issues. I can easily see a return to serialized novels with the e-book format. In fact, many publishers have seen a spike in sales of novellas and short stories with e-books.

So, instead of becoming a serial killer, become a serial novelist.

6 comments:

Nicole MacDonald said...

I WANNA E-READER!!

No that's not true.. I WANNA KINDLE!!

Yep! Except I want one that does colour too which I don't think they do yet..? So I'll hang on a little longer. I do have kindle for my PC though and just began reading Mary McDonald's No Good Deed which I'm loving :) Only .99c too so yay! Within my scant budget ;p

www.damselinadirtydress.com

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I love my Kindle and have been an e-book author long before Kindle, now you can find most of my books there.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

Debra St. John said...

Anything electronic seems to be the "in" thing these days. Might as well be books, too!

Terri Stone said...

I love my kindle too, but then I had one of the original rocket e-book readers!

Morgan Mandel said...

I've read more books in the past few months than all last year, and it's all because of my Kindle 3. It's wonderful to be able to have a book handy.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Deb Larson said...

Wow!
I'm really going to have to put a kindle 3 on my Christmas wish list!
DL Larson