New ideas are always challenging but with publishing in an exciting state of change, it is important to keep abreast of developments. Whether you support Indie or traditional publishing, you need to know what is happening if you are serious about making writing your career.
New to me was the ethical author agreement which you can sign up to at the Alliance of Independent Authors.
As a reader, you are also involved in the new roads that publishers and retailers are traveling. Find out how your joining Kindle Unlimited could affect the future of publishing in general.
Find out how leaving your trad publisher to go into self-publishing could in the end affect your finances.
New One Day Online Conferences
The first of the three Indie Alliance 24 hour conferences, this one attached to the London Book Fair, wound up this morning. And it was packed full of news and new news of interest to all booklovers, authors and prospective authors.
You may no longer be able to participate in real time but the blog at selfpublishingadvice.org has links to pdfs, videos and podcasts of the whole 24-hour event.
The next online conference, this time attached to BookExpo America in Chicago, starts on May 14.
New Trends in Publishing
Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has spearheaded the self-publishing revolution from the start, giving authors the chance to e-publish and sell their books independently.
His talk on the Ten Trends Driving the Future of Publishing contained interesting insights and comparisons between publishing past, present and a possible future.
It also answers the “find out” questions I posed earlier.
Over To You
Are you a fan of online conferences? Do you support Indie publishing, traditional publishing, or both? Please let me know in the comments. The link button is at the top of the post.