You'd have to live under a rock not to have heard "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" lately when talking about the publishing climate out there. I'm not the fearful type, and I'm confident those of us in the writing world will weather all the changes. I have utmost faith in my publisher Thomas Nelson--but even more faith in God. But that doesn't mean I'm not constantly analyzing what is happening around me. It's interesting and I'm enjoying seeing things play out.
A thought struck me the other day thought--change is a period of great opportunity. Remember when the early church underwent intense persecution and then had to spread out into the world? What if This current situation is God's way of pushing us out into the world? The buzz word right now is discoverability, and with so many people buying books online, the walls are down. Niche writers will find their readership. Those of us who write from a Christian worldview will be able to find a great audience beyond the walls of Christian bookstores. Those who are sick and tired of gratuitous sex will be able to discover us even if they don't frequent a Christian bookstore.
So I'm excited about what is happening! If you're a reader, what are your habits? Have you discovered new authors online yet or do you still find your next book by word of mouth or in a bookstore? And if you're an author, what new opportunities to you see in this brave, new world?
And this is my darling granddaughter Alexa with me. She's spending the night with her Mimi as we speak. So love to be part of her life!