From Jane Friedman’s website:
Reasons to be Optimistic During the Disruption of Publishing
How can we accept the decline of newspapers and magazines, and the quality journalism therein, or accept the exploitation of writers? How can we retain valuable reporting, which requires payment?
The challenge, of course, is that we know how to monetize a print newspaper or magazine—and it’s easier to charge for their perceived value. We’re still figuring out how to monetize digital forms. But amidst this challenge, I’d argue we’re not seeing less quality journalism today, we’re seeing more, because we have no distribution barriers and low start-up costs in digital publishing. I’d also ask if we really think the system pre-Internet was producing quality journalism, or if we merely prefer the devil we know.
Link back to Jane Friedman’s website
Stay tuned for more updates on my books this summer:
Taming Icarus, an erotic fantasy with a unique magic system and a hot ménage from Siren-Publishing.
Sugar-free Beta, a m/m werewolf erotic romance novelette that features a diabetic werewolf from Evernight Publishing.