What's Exciting About Exciting Press? (and "Nano" Publishers)
I just read about Exciting Press, which Hugh Howey describes as a terrific idea. Link to the article here
However, the article does not explain what value nano or digital-only presses bring to the equation.
Traditionally, publishers provided access to bookstores and bookshelves. They also provide access to international markets, a potentially important source of secondary income. However, as the market shifts from paper and shelves, the question arises as to what value added services traditional, as well digital, publishers offer.
So far, there doesn't seem to be much information on the topic. I'll be tracking this issue and finding out more.
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