Publishing in a Digital Age

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Books are not dying. However, how we publish them—as well as how we consume them—is transforming drastically.

By far the biggest boom in new titles, has come from self-published authors. More than 391,000 books were self-published in the United States in 2012, an increase of 422 percent since 2007.

Find more wild figures and firsthand accounts of the trends of self-publishing made possible by technology over at the Seattle Times.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →