Everyone is talking about them: eBooks. Whether you like, have tried or have yet to get exposed to this relatively new electronic publishing medium, you can be sure that ebooks will play a role in your future. Particularly so if you are an author. From the world of academic publishing to the one of independent writers there is a universe of new opportunities emerging thanks to the new exploding adoption of portable ebook readers and tablets everywhere.
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Is it then time for indepedent authors and writers to re-consider and evaluate more closely the opportunities offered by the eBook publishing industry?
And if so, what are the new trends characterizing the ebook marketplace? What are ebook prices going to be like? What is social reading and what effect will it have on publishers?
In this MasterNewMedia guide to the top ebook publishing trends for 2011 I have selected the most interesting reports analyzing the key trends defining the future of this industry. Specifically:
- Five eBook Trends that Will Change the Future of Publishing
- Are eBooks the Future of the Book Market? Six Predictions for 2011
- eBook Trends to Watch for in 2011: Are eBooks Coming of Age?
- ePublishing Predictions for 2011: eBooks Meet Self-Publishing
- The Future of eBooks Online in 2011: Trends and Predictions for the Publishing Industry
If you are interested in finding out which are the key ebook publishing trends, where the industry is headed and what chracaterizes the new portable technologies that make eBooks such a desirable information product, I strongly suggest reading the following set of predictions:
Top eBook Publishing Trends for 2011
Without a doubt, the ebook is practically the biggest thing that’s hit the publishing industry since the invention of movable type. Publishers and resellers are reporting astronomical growth of the eBook market. Philip Ruppel from McGraw-Hill shines a light on the future of eBooks and what is going to happen in the coming months.
Michael Hyatt, chairman and chief executive officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, shares his own predictions for the eBook industry in 2011. One of the interesting trends Michael sees in the future of the e-publishing industry is that more and more publishers will increasingly opt to "play safe" by taking advantage of electronic publications as a testing ground before hitting the market. Read on for other valuable insights.
We know e-publishing is growing, but predicting the future of digital publishing is tough; however the editors over at The Unruly Guides have discussed the future of the digital marketplace and have decided to share a few predictions for 2011. Key topics? Free / low-priced e-readers, ebook market growing up, social reading.
If 2010 was the year eBooks went mainstream, 2011 will be the year independent eBook authors go mainstream. According to Smashwords founder Mark Coker, indie eBook authors are starting to climb the best-seller charts without the assistance of a publisher. 2011 will be the first year traditional publishers feel the need to compete against the indie ebook alternative. Find out inside this article Coker’s predictions for the new year.
One of the biggest changes to come along in a long time in the publishing industry has been the explosion of the popularity of e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, to name a few. These mobile reading devices have made reading on the go more popular than ever. And, this is only the beginning of this phenomenon. This and other changes highlight why there are more reasons than ever to write eBooks and self-publish them if it’s something you’ve been wanting to do. Check them out.
Five eBook Trends that Will Change the Future of Publishing - Clipart
Are eBooks the Future of the Book Market? Six Predictions for 2011 - kindle.amazon
eBook Trends to Watch for in 2011: Are eBooks Coming of Age? - lunschen
ePublishing Predictions for 2011: eBooks Meet Self-Publishing - kindle.amazon
The Future of eBooks Online in 2011: Trends and Predictions for the Publishing Industry - RGB Space