Friday, July 20, 2012
Blogging Toward the Singularity
And many of them are scary to the old guard.
Perhaps the biggest change of all is happening right beneath our feet even as we struggle to string words together and dream of scratching out a living. Computers are altering how a writer can monetize their efforts--and not just a little bit. No longer must they face a gauntlet of gatekeepers to make money or even to achieve fame, and self-publication is now a tech savvy move that need not carry the stigma of vanity press. The publishing industry hasn't altered so much since the Gutenberg printing press and the curmudgeons who think this is a flash in the pan are fooling themselves. Everything is starting to defy hundreds of years of tradition...right now.
Control What People See When they Google You (Part of my Mission Statement, but good advice.)
There's Gold in Them Thar E-Readers
The Choice No One Made Ever (E-readers vs. Books)
Three Bits of Insight from Mark Lawrence's Reddit Interview
Traditional vs Digital Publishing