How my mind has changed about vanity publishing

Sumner, David E.
June 2012
Journal of Magazine & New Media Research;Summer2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The author discusses the electronic publishing of books. He states that he considers publishing a book with an electronic (e)-book publisher wherein reading book in digital format through iPads or Kindle has become acceptable. He mentions that advantages of electronic publishing to authors include wider distribution, more money, and more sales.


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