Now Is The Time, Content Makers
More and more I'm beginning to see some of the pioneering purveyors of ebooks on Amazon's selling machine begin to fade away. The first publishers were simply that: first on the scene. Then, once the scene was discovered by all, the writing abilities and ways with words became increasingly disparate, and the readers sorted the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. Readers still do that on Amazon, voting with their wallets for the writers who will survive and allowing to fall by the wayside many of those who were simply early adopters.
Does this mean the gold rush is over?
Not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I believe the public's appetite for content is only going to increase. As the real world becomes more troubled, it seems, the more it seems that people will reach out in equal parts for diversion. Hence the huge upswing in video games, movies, music and song, concerts, reality TV shows, and books and stories and nonfiction. If you are one of the blessed ones who can provide original, thoughtful content, if you are one of those blessed with a way with words, you're in luck. You just walked onto the modern day set of Albert in Wonderland and it is brimming with people and businesses just fighting to hand you money for your work.
Content is king.
Writers are the kingmakers.
There has never been a better time to get it down on paper and put it out there.
Write and publish. Repeat. Then do it again!