As I work on my photo captions for my fourth photography book for Amherst Media, I started to think about a blog post on liveBooks.com’s blog, Resolve, by Miki Johnson with support from Andy Adams of Flak Photo concerning the future of photobooks by the year 2019. As a published author of three, traditionally printed photography “how-to” books, a fourth in editing and the recent release (http://www.freephotographybooks.com) of my revised fifth book, Photographic Therapy—The Power of Photography to Help Build or Rebuild Self-Esteem, I thought I’d chime on book publishing in a daring manner.
First, the publishing industry in general, from newspapers to bookstores, struggles in this tough economy. Technology has thrown many challenges at them, from Amazon’s Kindle to Sony’s Daily Edition and even Barnes and Nobles’ Nook, though Amazon has the iPhone edge when looking at smart phones as analogy. But then again, with the recent release of Apple’s iPad, the state of publishing is really going to take a new road. [Read more...]