With 2013 coming to an end, it's time for authors and publishers to take a moment to think about their priorities for the coming year. I know for me, things haven't exactly turned out the way I expected them to with regards to publishing my first book. I had both successes and failures--planned and unplanned! This just goes to show that we should always be looking to understand the market, research trends, and analyze our book sales data. I believe there is an audience for every book--you just need to know where to find it.
To help you determine new opportunities for the coming year, here are a few interesting articles from people in the know, sharing their bold predictions about the future of book and ebook publishing. They discuss everything from tapering ebook prices, increasing popularity of ebook subscription services, and the need for publishers to continue to experiment with new ways of reaching audiences.
1. Ten bold predictions for ebooks and digital publishing in 2014 by Digital Book World
2. Digital publishing predictions for 2014 by exploreB2B
Wherever you are in your book writing and publishing journey, take this time to think about the year ahead to determine exactly what you want to get out of it. Then go and make it happen! Happy New Year everyone.
Stacey D. Atkinson is the author of the newly released novel Stuck, which she published via her independent company Mirror Image Publishing.