Small publishers are benefiting from changes in the industry

The advent of digital publishing technology and ebooks has created opportunities for home-based publishersThe world of publishing was once the preserve of very large organisations, huge publishing houses with massive production infrastructures and costs, that kept smaller niche publishers on the fringes, struggling for a tiny share of the market.Now, with the advent of digital publishing technology, the growing popularity of ebooks, and the flexibility of print on demand that eliminates many of the cost challenges of volume print runs, the publishing business has played nicely into the hands of the small, home-based publisher.Depending on the type of publishing you are planning to do, previous knowledge of the industry and the marketplace can be a real benefit.Phillip Dauncey has worked in children's publishing since 1999, having worked for companies such as Gullane Children's Books, Ladybird, and Priddy Books, and gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business, from production to sales.When he and his family relocated from London to Bath five years ago, he decided to use his knowledge and expertise to set up his own children's book publishing business from home, a venture that he saw as having relatively low overheads, and the potential for generating a comparable salary quite quickly.He launched Really Decent Books in April 2012, publishing two titles in August, while preparing a further 12 titles to take to Frankfurt book fair in October 2012, where he... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The advent of digital publishing technology and ebooks has created opportunities for home-based publishersThe world of publishing was once the preserve of very large organisations, huge publishing houses with massive production infrastructures and costs, that kept smaller niche publishers on the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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