I just wanted to throw a comparison out there and see if anyone agrees:
Is the publishing industry about to see a shift of power similar to the shift that happened in Hollywood in the late 60s and early 70s? I speak of the taking over by directors. For a brief time, suits and ties were not making decisions in Hollywood based entirely on "the bottom line." The directors had the power.
Are authors going to enjoy the same privilege now that the stigma of self-publishing is coming to an end (it's a struggle, I still hear older, PUBLISHED writers say self-publishing is a no-no, but that's just more dinosaur sloshing in the old tar pits)? Are e-books (which even I have an aversion to) going to take the "big" publishers out of the picture? Could this be the Golden Age for writers?
Let me know what you think.
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