- Some indie writers, like Amanda Hocking, making it mega big with millions of fans and sales and offers from traditional publishers
- Realization dawning (a bit late in some quarters) that ebooks, not paperbacks, are going to be the most popular form of book very, very, soon.
- The mysterious non-launch of Pottermore
- Publishers like Penguin and Harper Collins trying to monetize the slush pile - all those keen and naive authors, surely some profit there somewhere...
- Prognostications of doom about the future of publishing
- The totally unsurprising rise of ebook piracy, encouraged by the determination of publishers to keep ebook prices as high as possible
- Spats between unpublished writers and self-published writers, fuelled by the near-impossibility of getting a contract, and the irritating success of some indies
- Some agents attempting to become publishers, with mixed results
Saturday, 31 December 2011
2011 - the year publishing changed
What a year 2011 has been for publishing. A time of accelerating change and radically differing opinions, it started well for me with Remix mentioned on 1st January 2011 in an article in The Times. Things I blogged about over the past year:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Posted by Lexi at Saturday, December 31, 2011