Friday, December 23, 2011

Be the Monkey – A Conversation About the New World of Publishing Between Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
This is a three-part, live Google Docs discussion between authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler. It examines the history and mechanics of the publishing industry as it exists today, analyzes the way the digital revolution reflects recent events in Egypt and the Maghreb, and considers a completely inappropriate YouTube video featuring a randy monkey and an unlucky frog. It reveals some pretty startling things and is available for free. Here’s a link where you can download this title:
The purpose of this discussion is to assist authors who are discouraged with traditional book publishing, and to encourage legacy publishers to changing their existing business patterns.
I downloaded this ebook and read it on my smart-phone. I found it to be extremely interesting, mildly amusing, and very instructive in the reality of how very little authors are making from traditional publishing contracts in an era when self-publishing is actually much more likely to pad their pocketbooks.

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