The Rise of Self-Publishing in the Age of Digital Media

Hi all-

I came across the following article from the Library Journal about the rapid growth of self-publishing. While brief, the article does raise some interesting points about some of the causes for this rapid growth and offers some speculation for the future.

The author notes that self-publishing is not a new thing, but that the invention of the e-reader has allowed it to become the “fastest-growing and perhaps most profitable sector” of the publishing industry.

The applications here may be better suited to next quarter’s course on e-books, but the idea is the same: digital publishing, in its many platforms, allows all of us to get our ideas out there on a global stage.


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