*+-A Digital Book World survey revealed that 54% of “traditionally-published” authors (and nearly 80% of self-published authors) earn less than $1,000 a year.
*+-With disintermediation looming, agents may find themselves advocating traditional publishing if only to maintain a role in the publishing paradigm?
*+-Bob Mayer wrote more than 40 books with traditional publishers. Two years ago he decided to go DIY. It has reinvigorated his career, but it’s not for everyone.
*+-By Hannah Johnson Over the last few years as self publishing has gained more traction among readers, booksellers and the publishing industry in general, self publishing has been seen as competition to traditional publishing. Our feature story today about Droemer Knaur’s online writing platform Neobooks is one example of how self publishing and traditional publishing can actually be complementary to …