A Fable for Read An E-Book Week, March 3 – 9, 2013
Posted by Denise Golinowski
A fable…(or at least my attempt at one)
Once upon a time, a different form of publishing was launched upon an unsuspecting world and the Traditionalists in the publishing industry said, “it’ll never catch on.” Readers came to the Traditionalists for their daily reads and authors sought validation of their worth in the form of the rare jewel, The Contract. However, the authors who saw opportunities in this brave new world of Epublishing weathered scornful looks and hurtful words as they took their shot and staked their claims on this new vista. And the readers took notice.
The mighty publishers in their castles, high above their authors and readers, looked down on the constantly shifting sands of this newly discovered land and pronounced it “unstable and destined to failure.” And yet, the pioneer Epublishers and authors held firm to their beliefs, discovering and discarding until they began to establish a headland, a foundation on which to build. And build they did, story by story, book by book, success by success until they not only carved out a place for themselves, but began to encroach upon the less carefully tended perimeters of the Traditionalists lands, where the disenfranchised lived in daily supplication to the great and mighty Traditionalists. And the readers read.
These neglected edges, these hopeful authors who could not gain the ear of the mighty, found acceptance among the brave pioneers and the world of Epublishing broadened daily. At long last, the Traditionalists, hearing the mighty roar of change, realized they would have to discover a way to reclaim their lost footholds on the public and began their own Epublishing houses. The Epublishers and authors watched the Traditionalists adapting to their new formats and knew their faith had been vindicated.
And the readers rejoiced.
About Denise GolinowskiI write "Fantasy with a Kiss of Romance" and love reading same. I hope that together we can share our experiences - likes and loves - as we read and I write, together.
Posted on March 6, 2013, in authors, changes, Collector's Item, ebook, epublishing, publishing, Read An E-Book Week, reading, The Festival of The Flowers, The Wild Rose Press. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.