A handful of us from the BookBaby team spent last week in NYC for BookExpo America, uPublishU, and the International Digital Publishing Forum. As always, there was a lot of industry talk about “disruption” and “upheaval” — but the mood just keeps getting cheerier for small publishers and independent authors.
Here are four of the lessons we learned — or beliefs we reaffirmed — by talking with authors, publishers, and book retailers:
1. Don’t wait for an agent, acquisitions editor, or publisher
The publishing industry has had the benefit of watching and learning from the music industry’s previous decade of missteps. While they certainly have their clumsy moments when it comes to technology, rights management, and marketing, they really have shown a willingness — and an ability — to adapt.Read More...