4. Independent Publishing (Self-Publishing) blooms
Publishing continues to democratize.
A new wave of people—especially entrepreneurs—are now setting up their own independent publishing entities to write and publish their own books.
The number of independent publishers hit the stratosphere, jumping by nearly 500% since 2016, according to stats shared on Author Marketing Experts.
The old paradigm—publishing a book through a traditional publisher to hit the New York Times bestseller list—is fast, giving way to the new paradigm of everyone becoming their own publisher.
At Author Bridge, we’ve certainly seen that trend.
The vast majority of authors we speak to—entrepreneurs, experts and visionary leaders—choose to become their own publishers. This gives them maximum revenue and ultimate control over their books.
This self-publishing trend also allows more voices to be heard.
You don’t have to wait for a publisher in a white castle to accept your book. You are the publishing master of your book.