Writing a book on a Mac you would never think that writers are entrepreneurs, but they’ll have to be in the near future, if you want to make more than a living at writing.
Here’s a good, lengthy article, A Modest Proposal For Publishers and Authors, about the publishing revolution that’ll change publishing like the iPod did for the music industry. Jonathan Fields does a good job of showing the disruptive nature of technologies that are affecting everyone’s jobs and work, including major publishing houses.
This means that everyone in the book publishing industry will more than likely have to become an entrepreneur in order to survive the coming changes. Most may not like it, but the change is inevitable.
Do you agree?
If you don’t believe me about the change, read this Wired article, David Byrne’s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars.
Do you want to know about Mac writing software?
Here’s an article 2009 Reviews Of Mac Writing Software that has a list of 26 Mac tools for writers.
Update 10/2/2010: I attended our Denver Writers Critique Meetup and heard Abe Brown talk about writing screenplays in Hollywood and the ins and outs of it. He suggested two sites to visit, The Writers Store, to buy resources to improve your writing, and Writers Guild of America, to register your writings, even ideas, so that you can get credit for your ideas if you try and submit it to be published.
You might also want to read that self published writers are NOW being courted by writing agents. See Literary agents open the door to self-published writers and get writing. You could make some bucks in the future. And if you want your self published book to get noticed, you need it to be tracked by Nielsen Bookscan.