A little more tab clearance: these are stories about the transformation of publishing that I’ve been meaning to say something about but haven’t got around to.
- First, some actual news: rumors of the imminent death of publishing may be somewhat exaggerated, as more books were sold for more money in 2010 than in a while.
- Of course, that doesn’t make Borders any less dead, so here are a couple of eulogies: from Dean Dad and Jeff Mariotte (the latter hosted by Borders so, you know, read it soon before it disappears).
- If you remain convinced that traditional publishing is going the way of the dinosaur and want to get a jump on evolving into an emu, Jim Macdonald gives you the lowdown on self-publishing in the modern age. Jim is an implacable foe of all manner of publishing scams, so you can trust his advice. And always remember: Money flows toward the writer.
That’s what’s struck me as interesting enough to keep a browser tab open, anyway. Feel free to leave your own links and discussion in the comments.