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Topic: Author Sandra Gulland on the ebook phenomena

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Subject: Author Sandra Gulland on the ebook phenomena
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 2:09 AM ET
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This is a really interesting blog post by author Sandra Gulland.  She dispels the myth that established authors aren't crazy about ebooks and self publishing.

http://www.sandragulland.com/writinglife/e-books-feast-or-famine-for-writers/

It's nice to see an author embracing ebooks.  It seems we only hear about how ereaders will destroy books rather than how they will transform them.

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 10:58 AM ET
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Many authors are going to Indie publishers and trying to put up their own Backlist. C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher and Lynn Abbey have had their own web site for a while at The Closed Circle where they get 100% of the proceeds of their backlist sales.

And the there's now a web site that authors can join to advertise their Backlist sales. Forum on it Here.

I think a lot of authors would love to have their stuff in ebook format, but a lot of their books are still tied up in contracts. I expect more and more will hit the web as their own publishers, and that will be a really good thing.