Why Bookstores are Dying

A well-known author of thrillers passes on a $500,000 advance from his publisher so that he can self-publish online. Not so risky, when his self e-published short story has earned him $30,000.

It’s hard to imagine that kind of success without having had the prior benefit of a publisher’s marketing muscle, but it’s nice to think about. This is a great read:

The Heart of the Matter: Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Conversation Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath.

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