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Over at XinXii (it’s sort of a German Smashwords with a little bit of Scribd thrown in), self-publisher and book designer Joel Friedlander has published an optimistic look at today’s marketplace. He thinks it’s a golden age, and he lists eight reasons why.

You can check out the full article at XinXii for details, but here are his reasons. What do you think of them?

  1. The playing field is leveling.
  2. Access to tools and professionals is easier than ever.
  3. Social media makes effective marketing affordable.
  4. Digital publishing eliminates production risk.
  5. Industry prejudices against ebooks and self-publishing are waning.
  6. The definition of a “book” is not only changing, but expanding to make room for new ideas and products.
  7. The Internet provides a global marketplace for authors.
  8. Mobile technology is accelerating the adoption of ebooks.

(Photo: Un ragazzo chiamato Bi)

 
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