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damienarlabosse

The demise of quality content on the web

I remember exactly when I decided to stop reading Mashable. I saw the headline Facebook Users Beware: Facebook’s New Feature Could Embarrass You on Twitter, clicked through, hunted for the words of the article among the sea of ads and social sharing

I’m sure the article was great for traffic, though. It is the perfect linkbait title backed up by a perfect SEO-ified URL (/new-facebook-feature).

I think I’ve finally hit the limit of my tolerance for web content that’s designed to make advertisers happy.

I used to believe that if you write with passion and clarity about a topic you know well (or want to know more about), you will find and build an audience. I believed that maybe, if you’re smart about it, you could find a way for some part of that audience to pay you money to sustain whatever obsession drove you to self-publishing (and to do it without selling your soul in the process).

All great points!

damienarlabosse

Ebook Sales Expected to Reach $9.7 Billion by 2016

Ebook sales are expected to generate $9.7 billion worldwide in 2016, more than three times the $3.2 billion the category is expected to generate this year, according to one forecaster.

Nearly 30% of all ebooks in 2016 will be downloaded to tablets.

  • Everybody is going become a publisher of some sort.
  • New platforms, more and more, will allow self-expression (by creating or sharing content) and make it a simple process.
  • Content delivery formats are going to radically change for magazine/newspaper/ebook formats more and more, it's inevitable and innovating there will go a long way.

There is an opportunity to:

  • help anyone to become a publisher by making content creation accessible and simple
  • let publishers publish their content in diverse formats: web, mobile, ebooks, pdf

Also read the bookmark i featured below about self-publishing.

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