Yesterday I listened to a nationwide radio program, where the host interviewed an author with a soon-to-be-released e-book. This wasn’t a print book and an e-book; it was just an e-book.
Usually, the media only considers traditionally published, printed works, while dismissing e-books as irrelevant. Though I’m sure it’s happened before, this is the first time I’d witnessed a deviation from this old-school mindset. How encouraging to see an e-book and its author receive attention and respect from the national media.
This acknowledges just how far e-books have advanced. With their status among readers firmly established, now the mainstream media is following the public’s lead.
Except for a couple of noteworthy exceptions, another facet of publishing long ignored by the media is self-published works. With e-books breaking through media barriers and biases, could self-published books be far behind?
This is such an exciting time for both authors and publishers, regardless of the form their books take.
Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.