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Self-Publishing in the Age of E

It's no secret that the increased access to digital distribution has dramatically changed the book publishing industry. One shift has been in the self-publishing space. Self-publishing was once seen by mainstream publishers as a last-ditch alternative for authors who could not get a traditional publishing deal. No longer. The international success of the originally self-published series Fifty Shades of Grey has reinforced the notion that bestsellers may be lurking in places other than the traditional slush pile, while igniting a rush to find the next E.L. James. How is this changing things for writers? Literary agents? Those looking for content in ancillary industries like Hollywood?

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Rachel Deahl, Senior News Editor, Publishers Weekly

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