Whether you're a firm fan of futurism or you're a little hesitant at the quantity of technology being created, educating yourself on what's to come is important to creating a sustainable business. Four women in the publishing industry who have a keen eye for predicting future trends are Alliance of Independent Authors Director Orna Ross, Joanna Penn, Jane Friedman and Becca Syme. Today, the AskALLi team asks them how they predict and profit from publishing trends.
Last time we looked at the previous decade in self-publishing. This time out, Alliance of Independent Authors director Orna Ross identifies what she sees as the seven trends that will power self-publishing in the coming decade. This is the next ten years: self-publishing predictions 2022.
These days, the creative industries, including publishing, are all abuzz about “the creator economy”. In today’s post, Alliance of Independent Authors founder Orna Ross takes a closer look at what the creator economy means for indie authors. PLUS: some of the ALLi team predict what other self-publishing trends we can expect in 2022.
This New Year is special as it marks not just the changing of a year but the start of a new decade. And how things change in a decade. It's hard to believe that barely more than a decade ago the iPhone was a new fangled piece of technology. But here we are a decade later with a plethora of technology at our fingertips. Today, ALLi director Orna Ross looks not to the past, but to the future, to 2020 and the decade to come. Here are her self-publishing predictions for 2020 and the 2020s.
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