Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Change Is Afoot

There are many changes happening in the publishing industry. Ebooks, the economy, and new technology seem to be the driving forces behind most of the current changes. Everywhere you look, there are quotes, articles, and opinions about all the goings on.

Isn’t it exciting? I know for some of you, it’s scary. Change is never easy. And for some, it will be more of a challenge than others. Like when your print publisher announces a complete change of business model and decides to go totally ebook. This has got to rock your world, simply because it probably seemed to come out of the blue.

Or how about this one. That B&N is for sale. Who saw that one coming? Things are happening at a rapid rate in the publishing world for sure. And the truth is, change doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. You can make it work for you. If you’re willing to consider, and embrace new ideas.

Imagine. Living in an era when big publishing’s business model will be changed forever. Powerful stuff. Overflowing with opportunity, despite all the negative press.

When it comes to change, especially major changes in the marketplace, this is the way I see it. There are three kinds of people.

-Those who wait for things to happen.

-Those who make things happen.

-And those who sit back and wonder what the hell happened.

Which one do you want to be?


  1. LOL. Sometimes when I'm trying to be the 2nd, I unwittingly become the 3rd!!!