Just like the music industry, the publishing industry is in a great state of transition. Great writers who never got to publish their works are now getting the chance via ebooks.
DIY For the Writer
DIY stands for “do it yourself,” and it’s been a common term in the music business for many years. Today, the aspiring author can also self-publish by creating his own e-book. The blog was the first example of technology giving all writers a forum, but now there are companies like Bookbaby and Lulu that offer online publishing services.
Through online courses, writers can get a creative writing degree. Although this degree usually evokes visions of the great novelist, it’s actually a very practical degree. By getting an education in creative writing, you’re learning how to do more than create fiction. Creative writers are hired to write content, technical manuals, marketing pieces, product descriptions, and even commercial blogs. Ghost writers are also in demand.
Publishing Your Body of Work
As you build a portfolio of writing, you may decide you want to publish everything in one book. The cost of creating an electronic book is extremely affordable compared to print. As more readers buy e-readers, the cost v. value equation will tip in favor of e-books. The ease with which writers can self-publish will give consumers a larger selection to choose from. If you’re a strong writer with something unique an interesting to say, then you can build a strong following and develop and enjoyable writing career.