Yahoo! News - Self-publishing will spur book industry to modernize
Anonymous Patron writes "This One Says long the pooh-poohed province of would-be writers who couldn't find traditional publishers, new-generation self-publishing is attracting established writers, such as Kessler, who prefer to skip the hassle.
Self-publishers now offer print-on-demand technology (which keeps costs under $1,000 by making books only as they're bought), and anyone can sell on Amazon. So books come to market cheap - and fast."