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  Literary Agents Will Write the Next Chapter of the Ebook Revolution
SEVEN MACRO TRENDS FACING PUBLISHING (and what they mean for agents, publishers, authors and books)
TREND 1 Brick and Mortar in Decline
Decline of Brick and Mortar ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 2 Content Explosion
Content Explosion ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 3 Reading Moving to Screens
Reading Moving to Screens ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 4 Ebooks to Surpass Print Books
Ebooks to Surpass Print ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 5 Publishers Losing Primacy
Publishers Lose Primacy ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
The Problem with Big Publishing ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Why Big Publishing is Broken ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
What’s Next for Big Publishing ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 6 The Rise of Indie Ebooks
The Indie Ebook Game Changer ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  TREND 7 Agents Writing the Next Chapter of the Ebook Revolution
Why Agents are Introducing Indie eBook Publishing Services ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
  Understanding the Indie Ebook Opportunity for Agents and their Clients
The Agent Opportunity ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Great Authors Need Great Agents ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Not All Authors Want to become Publishers ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
The Publishing Services Spectrum ,[object Object],[object Object]
Agents to Fill Publishing Services Void ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Do Agents Earn their 15%? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],*Adapted from Paul Graham’s  equity equation .
Can Traditional Publishing and Indie Publishing Co-exist? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Conflict of Interest for Agents to Facilitate Publishing Services? ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Strength in Numbers: How Agents Can Leverage their List to Drive Unique Value for all Clients ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Smashwords + Agents Let’s Work Together! [many agents have already partnered with Smashwords]
Smashwords Makes it Fast ,  Free , and  Easy to Publish and Distribute Ebooks
Smashwords Facts ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Indie ebooks published at Smashwords 140 6,000 28,500 90,000 (est)
Smashwords Service Offering ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Smashwords Distribution to Major Retailers, Mobile App Platforms
How to Get Started on Smashwords ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Smashwords Ebook Publishing Resources ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Other Smashwords Presentations on Slideshare ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Let’s work together Connect with Mark Coker: Web:  www.smashwords.com Blog:  blog.smashwords.com HuffPo:  huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker Facebook:  facebook.com/markcoker Twitter:  @markcoker Email:  first initial second initial @ smashwords.com

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The Literary Agent's Indie Ebook Roadmap

  • 1.  
  • 2. Literary Agents Will Write the Next Chapter of the Ebook Revolution
  • 3. SEVEN MACRO TRENDS FACING PUBLISHING (and what they mean for agents, publishers, authors and books)
  • 4. TREND 1 Brick and Mortar in Decline
  • 5.
  • 6. TREND 2 Content Explosion
  • 7.
  • 8. TREND 3 Reading Moving to Screens
  • 9.
  • 10. TREND 4 Ebooks to Surpass Print Books
  • 11.
  • 12. TREND 5 Publishers Losing Primacy
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17. TREND 6 The Rise of Indie Ebooks
  • 18.
  • 19. TREND 7 Agents Writing the Next Chapter of the Ebook Revolution
  • 20.
  • 21. Understanding the Indie Ebook Opportunity for Agents and their Clients
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24.
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27.
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31. Smashwords + Agents Let’s Work Together! [many agents have already partnered with Smashwords]
  • 32. Smashwords Makes it Fast , Free , and Easy to Publish and Distribute Ebooks
  • 33.
  • 34. Indie ebooks published at Smashwords 140 6,000 28,500 90,000 (est)
  • 35.
  • 36. Smashwords Distribution to Major Retailers, Mobile App Platforms
  • 37.
  • 38.
  • 39.
  • 40. Let’s work together Connect with Mark Coker: Web: www.smashwords.com Blog: blog.smashwords.com HuffPo: huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker Facebook: facebook.com/markcoker Twitter: @markcoker Email: first initial second initial @ smashwords.com