The link is to Kate Eltham’s Electric Alphabet (which goes into my RSS reader). There she wrote an article called It’s not digital publishing. It’s publishing.
To which I say a heartfelt Amen!
Trade publishers are finally getting into digital publishing – something they should have done long ago. Oh, some did, but it’s been slower than I think it needed to be.
Trade publishers also want to treat digital presentation of books differently than print version, and pay the authors differently. But the author’s whose work is also sold as digital books should get at least the same royalty, and, I think, probably double or tipple triple that considering the costs involved.
That won’t happen, but as more and more so-called self-publishers become small presses we’ll see some shift in that direction I suspect, particularly if authors insist on it in their contracts.
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