Four Writing and Publishing Trends by Mark Coker
Self-Publishing entrepreneur and founder of Smashwords, Mark Coker, makes writing and publishing predictions in Huffington Post for this year. Here’s four we can get behind:
- A large number of big-name authors will defect to become Indie authors. This has already been happening for years but Coker is saying it will increase enormously.
- Multi-author collaborations will become more common – giving each other a leg up and expanding markets.
- More books will be read more than ever, but they will be eBooks over paper.
- It’s still all about the writing. Nothing trumps quality. As Coker says: “It doesn’t matter if you’re publishing a cookbook, romance novel, gardening how-to, memoir or political treatise. Your job as the author publisher is to release that super-fabulous book.”