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Interesting: Publishing Predictions For 2019

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"We’re in Love with RomCom."

 

Oh please, no. Not that! 😲

 

"People Are Spending Less Time Reading Books"

 

More incentive to produce audio books.

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9 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

"We’re in Love with RomCom."

 

Oh please, no. Not that! 😲

 

LOL Yup. xD

9 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

"People Are Spending Less Time Reading Books"

 

More incentive to produce audio books.

 

Have seen this rise as well. :D

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2 hours ago, Accord64 said:

More incentive to produce audio books.


Which adds big $$ to the publisher's production costs.
Which makes it harder for an author to get his book accepted.
Double-edged sword.

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8 minutes ago, Steven Hutson said:

Which adds big $$ to the publisher's production costs.
Which makes it harder for an author to get his book accepted.
Double-edged sword.

 

That's too bad. In the self-publishing arena there are several options to produce audio books. Some don't even cost anything out of pocket.

 

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26 minutes ago, Accord64 said:

Some don't even cost anything out of pocket.


Yes, I'm aware of the self-pub options. And from what I've seen, their quality is commensurate with the self-pub market in general. 

Everything in life has a cost. Sometimes the cost is in cash, but more often than not it's something else equally (or more) valuable. Econ 101. But anything that "costs nothing" (in cash), is not a serious professional effort.
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27 minutes ago, Steven Hutson said:

Yes, I'm aware of the self-pub options. And from what I've seen, their quality is commensurate with the self-pub market in general. 

 

That can be true, if one settles for that. I've also seen quality come out of profit sharing agreements that utilize  up and coming voice talent. Like anything, it all depends on the work you put into it. 

30 minutes ago, Steven Hutson said:

But anything that "costs nothing" (in cash), is not a serious professional effort.

 

Was never trying to say audio books cost nothing to produce. Of course they do. But there are options to laying out cash for professional grade efforts - like profit sharing agreements.  

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Years ago, when I did freelance editing, I got approached almost every week by a financially-challenged writer who asked me to work in exchange for a profit-sharing deal.

I refused. (What's half of nothing?)

When I followed up later, the books sold in the high teens.
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