Top Ten Ebook and Digital Book Publishing Stories of 2013

An interesting look at the ten most popular stores on Digital Book World from the past year, going from ten to one.

I think it’s important to frame all this correctly. We’re not really talking about a situation where authors are self-publishing so much as one where we’re watching Amazon become a publisher. Amazon is starting with the now standard Internet approach of “publish first, curate afterwards” (vs. the old scarcity model of “curate, then publish”), but it’s also clear that as the ecosystem develops, Amazon will offer more kinds of services.

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