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Ebooks and Self-Publishing

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2011-03-22 4 comments

I found this conversation between authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath to be extremely interesting about the state of the publishing industry. Some highlights include:

  • One of them turning down a half million dollar contract from a publisher to instead self publish

  • Monkey/frog rape

  • 27 of the top 100 books on Amazon are self published

  • New York Times list ignores self published books despite some of them being the highest sellers

  • Inability for publishers to release digital copies of older books

Note: this is a long long conversation but well worth the read