Self Publishing: Friend or Foe?
"We will have tools to help you invite people in to review what you're doing," he says. "We don't want to put people's content out there for the whole world to see and have some knucklehead say it's the worst piece of garbage. … [Writers can] invite seven friends who are really serious about helping [them] along."
With the explosion of e-books, Weiss believes the sky's the limit for the self-publishing market. Author Solutions just launched an e-book-only partnership with publisher Guideposts. To help authors with the conversion and formatting process, the company will expand, improve and relaunch a digital service, Wordclay, in the third quarter of this year.
It all points to a potentially lucrative market for any and all service providers ready to help writers who want to play in the self-publishing sandbox— but not wander in the digital desert. BB