Recent weeks have brought to light the self-publishing community like never before. One of its most successful members, Hugh Howey, has published a report about indie author sales success – a report which has been both praised and criticized, the latter by Digital Book World among others.Despite the disagreements, there are key facts about the ebook and digital publishing revolution that everyone can agree on.Here are six for you to contemplate.To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today!The rest of the day’s top news:Winner-Take-All Vs. the Long Tail (NYTimes) Digital distribution technologies make it possible for more authors to reach smaller groups of readers, fulfilling the promise of “the long tail.” At the same time, the amplitude unit sales for big successes is getting higher. How do these two concepts resolve? What’s the future for authors and publishers in the digital era? Related: How Common Are Traditional Publishing Horror Stories? Spreading the Self-Publishing Gospel in India (Hindustan Times) Amazon’s head of author relations Jon Fine explains the basics of the U.S. ebook and self-publishing revolution to India. The main message: “From an author …read more

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