Latest News from Inkwell
It’s the best time to be an author
Mark Coker of Smashwords said it to Forbes Magazine:
This is a great time to be an author. The opportunity to reach readers has never been greater. The benefit of fully democratised distribution, negligible book production & distribution costs, the ability to reach a worldwide market instantly with low-cost ebooks is, to me, really exciting.
What we’re seeing is that most successful authors are those who are adopting many of the best practices of the best traditional publishers. These are the authors who honour their readers by producing high quality books that are as good or better than what the big New York or London publishers are putting out. They’re hiring professional editors and proofreaders to make sure that the books are high quality. They’re hiring professional cover designers, and their books are starting to become indistinguishable from what New York is putting out.
Here’s the full article, well worth a read: