After all the smoke clears, where will publishing be in, say, 20 years?
points to an article by who asks some very poignant questions:
Who owns a kindle ebook? More importantly: what happens to a kindle ebook if Amazon stops hosting it?
Let’s talk about the future of publishing, not the panning-for-gold in the effluvia of a commerce-site-cum-social-network. Talk to me about how this all works in 2024, or 2034. Amazon is Fantastic, but can’t be the only player: tell me what’s next, and how to participate.
We need to take a step back from the current better-than wars (Amazon vs. Apple vs. tradpub, Kobo vs. iPad vs. Kindle vs. Nook) and think about what "publishing" means in the larger context of literary history. What are our children, our grandchildren reading? Are they reading at all, and if so, how, using what? Both sides of the wall (those who publish and those who create in order to be published) need to give some consideration beyond the moment and start to think, and to converse, about what the future of publishing means.
If your imagination fails at KDP, then your imagination fails. If “big publishing” is what you’re against, then tell me what you are for. Howey, what’s next?
#publishing #ebooks #selfpublishing
Supposedly, the storyline will follow the son of John and Aeryn.
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Authors sometimes worry about how to market themselves and their works. Karen Lamb offers some thoughts about why marketing (for authors) is less about trying to be a "brand" and more about being just "you."
Normally a scrivenings view appears when you select a folder that contains sub-documents, which shows all the documents linearly in the editing window.
Author David Hewson uses a trick to show only the documents he needs in the scrivenings view. He prefers scrivenings to split-screens so he can refer to one document while writing another. This allows two documents to be next to each other in the scrivenings view even if they are not next to each other in the binder.
This works with more than two documents, also.
The author uses Scrivener, along with Evernote, for blogging while formatting using Markdown. It's an extensive (read: long) article about their workflow, but some here might find it useful, particularly since the author uses the Windows version of Scrivener.
For Mac users, I would offer a modification for previewing Markdown written in Scrivener. Brett Terpstra's app Marked 2 (http://marked2app.com/) can display Markdown from within Scrivener projects--no need to export files.
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