Friday, September 21, 2012

3 Predictions for the 21st Century of Publishing

Our dear friend, Chanticleer Reviews & Media, gave us permission to repost this insightful Donald Maass article.  It's concise and potent....but, we'd expect nothing less than the hard hitting truth from Mr. Maass.  Enjoy & let us know what you think!

- Therese & Morgan

Three Predictions for the 21st Century of Publishing as presented by Donald Maass at the PNWA 2012 Conference.

#1 Selling books will be harder, but holding on to readers will be easier—once they discover your bookTake-away: Start the process of how your book will be discovered–the sooner, the better.
#2 Genre Conventions as we know them are dying. We now have genre blending, genre bending, genre trendsetting, genre morphing. Take-away: Do not let conventions dictate your story.
# 3 In the 21st century, there will be novelists who will change the world. Never before has a writer had the opportunity to reach so many readers so quickly. Take-away: This is our century to leave a legacy with our writing. Writing is about talking to human beings one human being at a time.
Thank you, Donald Maass!

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