TITLE

A Bright Future for Indie Authors

AUTHOR(S)
SARGENT, BETTY KELLY
PUB. DATE
November 2014
SOURCE
Publishers Weekly;11/24/2014, Vol. 261 Issue 48, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article speculates on the future for self-publishing, bookstores, and the overall book industry. Topics include details on self-publishers' use of social media to market their books, the use of the Internet for print and electronic book (e-book) sales, and the effect of technology on self-publishing and independent authors.
ACCESSION #
99644695

 

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