In a piece titled “5 Surprising Trends in the Book Industry,” @ over at businessjournalism.org says these are the following five things we need to pay attention to as writers, agents, publicists, editors and publishers:
(1) Return to brick-and-mortar
(2) Rise of self-publishing
(3) Audio book boom
(4) Authors and social media
(5) Apps are up, e-readers down
Take a closer look at this piece if you’re in the book business, especially if you are/plan to be a self-published author.