Blogs by Jay Seaborg
2/10/2007 1:41:07 AM
The INternet has changed everything.
The Internet has given persaonl power to everyone, letting them have access to tools and markets that used to be available only to large companies. I published my books without going through the traditional publishers. This has proven to be both an advantage and disadvantage, depending on one's point of view. On the negative side, the exposure is purely through the Internet at this point, not through a brick and mortar store where people can pick up the book and browse through it. Any marketing is done by me personally and there are no big advances on sales.
On the other hand, I did not have to submit my manuscript to editorial censure, changing things just because one person thought it would sell better that way. My website has had over 14000 hits in the past eight months, and close to fifteen hundred people have read my short story and chapter excerpts. More than 6500 people have read my biography, people I have never met and probably never will. That is tremendously empowering and it makes me wonder just where all this is going to end up. Everyone can be an author, a composer, a photojournalist, a columnist. It has taken the power away from the few and given it to the many, and the end result is anyone's guess. But the genie is out of the bottle now and information will never again be in the hands of just a few.
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