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We’ve all seen firsthand how technological advances change the way we do things. I haven’t made a phone call since the Internet was invented. (Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but in my perfect world, I wouldn’t make anymore phone calls.) Publishing is an old and established profession, but it’s not immune to technology’s advances. I wrote an earlier post about electronic forms of books and whether their future is brighter (so to speak) than print. But there are other ways that technology is changing the publishing world.
Recently, I was in New York and discussing my first book with someone in the publishing industry. My first novel had a different publisher than my others and hadn’t sold very well (except oddly in France), so I was saying that I should try to get the rights back from the publisher and see if anyone might be interested in re-issuing it. That was a possibility, the insider conceded, but, she added, these days the whole idea of a book’s being out of print has gotten a little fuzzy. Read the rest of this entry »