|09-11-2010, 01:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York, USA
I'm happy to be here
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.
G. Hugh Bodell
Author of The Treachery In Turtle Bay Collection
|09-11-2010, 04:56 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi Hugh and welcome to MobileRead
|09-11-2010, 06:09 PM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Device: Bebook One, PRS600, A70IT
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...
|09-12-2010, 04:02 AM||#8|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Welcome to mobileread ....
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