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Modern Book Publishing: Websites for the Trade (August 2014): Conclusion

By John Rodzvilla

Conclusion

Publishing is an industry in change.  New methods for reading and distribution are always on the horizon.  In the first half of 2014, several start-ups came to market offering digital book-lending programs.  Publishers are working with sites like Oyster, Scribd, and Entitle to develop this new method of distribution.  In the educational market, publishers are also working on developing apps and multimedia products that reconfigure textbooks into more interactive learning environments.  At the same time, these publishers are developing material for the emerging Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is gaining acceptance in the American school system.  As new markets emerge, the resources highlighted in this essay will provide the foundation for authors or publishers looking to reach their audience.