by Laura Dawson
Bowker | Fri Jan 31, 2014
Publishers Weekly just ran a piece surveying the self-publishing landscape for 2014, in which they note that authors are seeing that writing is only the beginning of the publishing process.
"It’s almost been a giddy feeling about all the new opportunities, but I think we’ve reached a slightly more mature period,” says Beat Barblan, director of identifier services for Bowker. “We are seeing more authors who say they want to be an author beyond just a hobby, and recognize that they have to be much more entrepreneurial.”
Issues of collaboration, hybridization (authors who publish traditionally, with a major publishing house, while also publishing their own work themselves), and a growing audience for self-published books are all covered extensively, with quotes from experts such as Dan Blank, Jon Fine, and Diane Mancher.