A Look at the Future of Book Publishing

If you've been looking into publishing a book for even a little while, you are likely aware that the industry is going through a lot of change right now. How books are made, who gets them to readers, and how they're written is shifting, morphing into things unknown only a few years ago. Full novels written on cell phones, readers participating in all or part of the writing process, buying a book chapter by chapter are just a few of the recent developments.

Does this mean the print book is going away? Probably not anytime soon because there are so many of us who grew up with and still appreciate the feel of paper in our hands. But what will books be for our children's children, many of whom have no idea what it was like not to have cell phones and ipods? That remains to be seen. It's a little scary, but also exciting. Who knows what they'll invent? Some are already saying it will involve 3D and holograms, that could be just the beginning.

So where does that leave you the author or author to be? Hopefully, open to the possibilities.

If you'd like to read more on this topic, there was a conference recently where the future of books and publishing was the focus. You can find it here at High Spot

Good Writing & God Bless,
Cheryl Pickett

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