Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another established author comes to self-publishing | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Another established author comes to self-publishing | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"After following her publisher’s advice led to declining sales, Valdez has decided to go it alone. She has “incredibly loyal” fans, and if she can produce and self-publish a book on her own, she will keep considerably more money from each copy sold than St. Martin’s Press would have given her. She knows people who can do the editing work, and feels she could assemble a perfectly serviceable cover from licensed stock photography. And she was already doing the bulk of the publicity for the book herself."

Just as porn drove the advances on the internet, Harlequin romance type books will drive the future of long form publishing.