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Old 09-11-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Greetings;

I think what is happening to the publishing industry is the most exciting realignment I have had the luck to be part of in a very long career.

I started in 2006 morphing from a technology consultant to a mystery writer and found that the publishing industry was entering a period of massive change. My agent advised me to get on the independent author/publisher bandwagon after the deals offered by three publishers were 'not appealing'.

While continuing to write my mysteries and consult part time I studied the industry and the new opportunities. Every day I learn something new and exciting and expanded the reach to my audience and fans.

My books are sold in both e-book format and paperback globally. I get feedback from readers globally and respond. Five years ago a new author could not even dream of this kind of market reach.

On the flip side I research and acquire new and exciting books via my Kindle. A process that is so comfortable and easy, I believe e-book distribution will completely eclipse paper/print production in five years. That is a statement I would never have made prior to buying and using my first Kindle and now I shudder at acquiring a book any other way…and I am part of the generation that the traditional publishers perceive will always want a paper book.

Thanks to MobileReads for welcoming me into the group and I hope to be a contributing participant for some time to come.

If anyone has any questions about my experience outlined above and they think I may have some knowledge I can pass on constructively, do not hesitate to ask.

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G. Hugh Bodell
Author of The Treachery In Turtle Bay Collection
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:48 PM   #6
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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Hi GHugh,

Wow...cool, I just publish my own ebook "knowing your emotions" only in Bahasa Indonesia - my native language.

I wish someday I could publish my own ebook in English. Welcome to MR...

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:02 AM   #8
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:20 AM   #10
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:10 PM   #11
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:12 PM   #12
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Welcome, Hugh. I liked your introduction. Very informative.
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