Blog Challenge Manifesto: For the Reader and the Writer

The mainstream has heralded the rise of self-publishing to such an extent that I wouldn’t be surprised if your mom was planning on writing a book.

–3 Reasons Why The E-Book Money Train May Be Over

ROK January 6, 2013!

Unfortunately, there is said to be an excess of self-published books, which means that there aren’t enough buyers to do the purchasing, and it is all the harder for people trying to break into the business of writing. It means that even for talented, hardworking people, decisions how to promote and market one’s material aren’t easy to make. There is no assurance of success.

If you are a writer with a book ready, and you are self-publishing it, evidently you may have some success, but not nearly as potentially lucrative a success as you could have had a few years ago. You can’t count on people to be interested in what you are publishing. There are so many books already in self-published eBook format, and buyers are wary that they may not be getting a quality product if they are buying from you.

“Traditional publishers aim to publish hundreds of thousands of copies of a few books, self-publishing companies make money by publishing 100 copies of hundreds of thousands of books.”

–Self Publish Often, And Short

Just Publishing Advice

It is up to you to prevail in the face of unfavourable odds. It doesn’t mean you can’t get anywhere as a writer, and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend your hard-earned dollars on eBooks in the year 2016. It is up to you to choose what to read and what to write. In terms of the bigger picture, it may be that the best of eBooks from the years in which they were at their strongest could be rivalled by the eBooks in the market today.

You certainly do have the luxury to read and to write as you please. If you are an avid reader, exploring blogs and settling in with good eBooks, you know already exactly what and who is good and you are confident you are right about it. The times have again become uncertain. What worked in the past is no longer working as it once did. It simply means if you are a writer, you have to learn again. If you are a reader, the possibilites which are unfolding are very exciting.

As a reader, or a writer, or likely both, you need to stay on trends that go with eBooks in the year 2016. If you are content with reading eBooks, weigh carefully which purchases to make when you are bringing eBooks along as your companions. If you are writing, it is imperative that you understand what changes in the eBook market mean for you, so that you have a chance of winning success.

Photographer:	Aliis Sinisalu

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