For the first time, an e-book has been nominated for the International Thriller Writer Awards, reports Digital Book World (DBW). The author of the nominated novella is James Scott Bell. By sheer coincidence, Bell was the writer featured in my Monday post this week for his advice on how to structure a piece of dramatic writing. I just saw the DBW write-up yesterday. Weird! But more to the point, the industry is changing in dramatic ways very fast, now.
Also from DBW, a new, weekly bestseller list for e-books. I'm predicting this will gain traction fast.
Then there's this: a less optimistic look at e-reading trends as predicted by Forbes Magazine in an article on the effect of Tablets, like the iPad, on e-reading. Will readers read less? The author predicts, among other things, that because tablets are more appealing in many ways that straight e-readers, readers will be distracted by other capabilities of their tablet and spend less time actually reading books they've uploaded to them. Therefore:
- " The rise of e-books and e-reading might slow.
- Publishers have to start thinking about content in new ways."
An interesting read. We seem to be on a fast path of change, but with no end in sight. Are there changes in the publishing world that you're particularly noticing right now?