Gatekeeping in Publishing

April 18, 2011 self-publishing 0

The Digital Reader blog has posted an interesting opinion piece on the value and role of gatekeeping in e-publishing.  The author, Rich Adin, makes an interesting point: sales rank and/or sales figures for an e-book title (particularly one with a low price point) do not necessarily correlate to number of readers, let alone number of satisfied readers.  How, then, are prospective readers to evaluate the myriad of titles available and find the ones they themselves might enjoy?  I’m not sure I agree with his conclusions, but the question he raises is a valid one.

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