Now, I’m a relative newbie to the world of indie publishing, and am still collating all the various guidance, hints and general strategies involved in crafting a successful indie author career. However, this article on Smashwords and subsequent debate is real food for thought.
Personally, when I’ve finished my current WIP I believe I’ll still go for the “traditional” publishing route before trying the indie/self publishing option, and I’m not sure (read – I don’t know about) where this potentially leaves those in the indie publishing field, specifically those on the Amazon exclusive programs. Part of me thinks it will drive more indies to other options away from Amazon, but will the market share of the internet giant outweigh any negatives that may result from this?
It’s an interesting read nonetheless, and shows how the e-publishing landscape is changing on almost a day by day basis.