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Self-Publishing Options Explode For Authors

First Posted: 05/03/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:40 PM ET

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MediaShift:

Mid-level authors already know that the era of large advances, generous royalties, book tours and media spots are over. They have to spend their own time and money to create a website and publicize their books. Publishers just don't have the resources to offer them full support. Why? The Internet, online bookstores, e-books, and an economy in decline are cited as some root causes of the steady slump in the traditional publishing industry. In 2005 sales were down by 9 percent (and have continued to fall). Yet in 2006 print-on-demand exploded.

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Filed by Jessie Kunhardt  |