|Breaking Publishing Chains of the Past|
Literally thousands and thousands, I suspect. In stories from history, in present time and in futuristic presentations.
Well, one such present time occurrence has and is taking place in the publishing/writing industry.
Some refer to it as the changing state of affairs in the legacy and the indie publishing arena --- Some even are calling it a revolution!
I, for one, say the revolution part
Both newbie and established authors are now self-publishing books for various reasons - such as a newbie not finding a traditional publisher for his/her new masterpiece or an established/published author who wants to shift more of the financial, risk and creative control to his/her side of the equation.
After the initial exit from traditional publishing (TP), due to the ever growing realization that TP's were really not manned to process and market the writing supply nor were they structured (interested) to develop new talent as much as they were geared for immediate profit margin AND the introduction of slick, new technologies, writers (the product producers) started to don entrepreneurship clothing and became more knowledgeable Re the business side of the publishing/writing industry as a whole - especially the new tech allowing more professional self-publishing and distribution avenues.
Even independent publishing has evolved into something new today. Fifteen to twenty years ago it referred to small presses that were not associated with the big corporate publishing houses. Today it refers to indie authors who are okaying, processing and publishing their own work.
Indie authors today have truly broken through the old boundaries and burst out upon a new landscape scattered with more level playing fields.
There are some land minds to be aware of, however.