As many of my visitors know I am under contract, and have been for about a year and a half with my middle-grade book. I will admit, I am starting to wonder what will ever become of my so-called book. While I continue to achieve growth in numbers of published magazine stories, the end result of success will remain with published books, and many of them!
Writers, however, know that the publishing world can follow strict rules or no rules at all. Excellent writing plays a smaller role to connections and often times luck. Writers also know that becoming published is an increasingly difficult task as the publishing world fails to compete with other media vices. (Any SCBWI members notice that The Bulletin shrunk in size with their latest issue?)
I am wondering what other writers are gathering from the ever evolving publishing world? Will most books soon be indie published? What will happen to writers/authors current and future submitting to publishing companies as they continue to merge? Will agent-ed work become the only way?