Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Large Middle

I've been writing a lot for other blogs the last few weeks, so I thought it might be an idea in these cases to act as a sort of aggregation site so people can have a read, but can do so on the actual site, and with any luck discover some amazing new sites as a result.

First off, I wrote a piece called "The Large Middle" for Words With Jam, a fantastic writers' magazine for which I write a column on social media and live reading. The piece argues that the real winners in the epublishing revolution are midlst authors.

Here's a sample:

"There are two reasons why literary midlisters were Kindle pioneers – they have a natural inclination to the new, and they of all groups they had the strongest disaffection with the old industry. So they were the first to head for the new frontier...

Read Words With Jam Magazine here

1 comment:

  1. Good article; I liked it and agreed with most of it (maybe those two facts are not unrelated..!) It's a very fluid situation at the moment, so I think prediction is hard. But the central argument, that certain books the big publishers wouldn't take on become 'profitable' if sell published nowadays is valid.

    We shall see how it evolves...