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10 Trends Driving the Future of Authorship (Smashwords tutorial)

Learn the 10 publishing industry trends that will most impact the future for book authors. Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, examines how the simultaneous rise of ebooks, self-publishing and democratized access to retailers will forever transform the publishing landscape. Learn how the power center in the publishing industry is shifting from publishers to writers, and how self-published authors now how the tools to out-sell and out-compete the big publishers. Learn why the former stigma of self-publishing has been replaced with growing pride as indie authors scale all the international bestseller lists. Meanwhile, the stigma of traditional publishing is increasing as publisher missteps cause authors to lose faith in big publishers.