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More changes in book publishing, ebooks take hold

The reactions are coming in on Dorchester Publishing’s announcement they are ditching mass market publishing in favor of an e-book business model.

I predicted this would happen to traditional publishers in my January 2010 posts, but my crystal ball was a few years down the road. It’s all happening so fast that so many authors I know are just rolling with the punches not sure where the industry is headed. If you take into account the downsizing of staff and number of stores at B&N’s and Borders, the shift in the publishing industry is well under way. I haven’t had a book released yet and I’m still struggling on how this will affect me!

It’s still my belief that e-book sales through the iPad and Kindle will reach about 20% marketshare by summer 2011 with younger readers leading this charge. Bookstores will continue to downsize and traditional publishers, the big New York publishers, will be very conservative on the number of books they print. New authors will have to work even harder to get a traditional publisher to take them on.

To me, this is a scary, yet exciting time for a new author to enter the marketplace!

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