Leveling the field?

"Closed for Business" by maistora via flickr.com
"Closed for Business" by maistora via flickr.com

Today’s self-publishing options don’t directly level the playing field for writers; what they do is level the playing field for the mediators between a writer and their readers.  As a result, there is greater access to the channels.

The cost-of-entry for those out there who can assist writers in taking advantage of the self-publishing model is significantly lower than for the traditional publishing market.

Writers must have access to these new skills – not necessarily possess them.  This is true in the traditional publishing model, but in the emerging model those skills are spread further, and are more accessible.

Image: Closed for Business by maistora via flickr.com

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As half of the team behind 101projects101days.com, I am a serial starter of things, beginner of projects. I work in bits and in bytes, in words and paragraphs; I work in wood, metal, and paper, in fabric and in leather; I work in fits and in starts. Most of all I work intermittently and inconsistently.

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