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Three authors, three hopes for the future of publishing

August 12, 2011

I came across this brilliantly insightful article during my daily walk about the world wide web.  Like everything else, technology is having its way with the publishing industry.  Remain archaic if you must, but if you are a burgeoning writer and you're not riding the wave of technology you'll soon find yourself beneath it.  Check out the article: Three authors, three hopes for the future of publishing by Cindy Aleo.


While at the recent Comic-Con convention, I attended a number of panels featuring a wide range of authors — some whose books aren’t even out yet, and some who have been part of the publishing industry for decades. The one theme that came up on virtually every panel was how much things are changing in the industry, but each author seemed to have a unique take on the effect of those changes. Three authors took the time to speak with me and share their views on the changing face of publishing; all three are writing in the young-adult genre, aimed at readers between the ages of 13 and 19. In the first part of this feature, they spoke with me about self-publishing and how they connect with readers. In this second part, they discuss how they use social media for promoting books and where they think the publishing industry is heading.

Article written by: Cindy Aleo

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