The publishing industry, like all other capitalistic ones, is subject to the increasing demand for accessibility from the consumer. This translates into more information, faster. Thanks to technology more and more consumers can get what they want, now!
- Though there are still people who love the feel of a paperback in their hands, e-readers are encroaching on the territory of traditional books with the guarantees of speed, accessibility, and performance against which traditional books simply can’t compete. Writers, as a result, have discovered a way to personalize their digital copies. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/authors-signing-ereaders-instead-of-books_b23148
- Get in tune with your “dog-eat-dog” competitive side. Take the quiz to see where your reading and comprehension speeds stack up against the average 3rd grader, college student, and working adult. http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/what-speed-do-you-read-infographic_b82391
- Don’t have time to read a book?–Go see the movie! (Blasphemy!) The Fault in our Stars is definitely worth getting acquainted with before date-night. For Valentine’s Day ask for the novel; the movie debuts June 6 of this year. http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-first-trailer-for-the-terminal-illness-romance-flick-the-fault-of-our-stars-starring-shailene-woodley-20131218
- Writing a book may give you illusions of fame and success, but publishing is truly a marathon not a sprint. Deborah Plummer, author of both self-published and traditionally published works, offers candid and valuable insight into the realities of publishing today. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-plummer/what-your-friends-cant-te_b_4706281.html