[QUOTE=pwalker8;2361352]In a way, as ebooks become more common, the markets begin to fragment and costs come down, things should pick up for authors who know how to market themselves to their target audience. /QUOTE]
Or who play in a genre popular with avid readers.
So far, romance is the single most popular ebook genre because romance readers are always looking for new "favorite" autors.
Conversely, most of the angsting about the changes in the industry come from practitioners of the litfic genre, which relies on the traditional gatekeeper validation as its key marketting.
Tech disruptions always leave winners and losers in their wake and ebooks are no exception.