Prolific Author Turns to Self-Publishing

Powerful applications and devices like Facebook, Twitter, and your iPhone are metastasizing around internet technology to bring us information closer and faster than ever before. Isn’t it time book publishing catches up? Stephen R. Covey, well known author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People thinks so.

Late last week Covey introduced his first in a series of 6 self-published books expected to hit the market this year. Covey cites publishing time lines – at around just 2 months self-publishing – and content control critical in his decision. “It would have taken at least a year if FranklinCovey [Covey’s publishing management group] had gone to a traditional publisher,” he said.

Covey’s books have sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages, according to FranklinCovey’s Web site. Far from mere lip-service, Covey’s action proves another strong statement to the future of book publishing.

As always, have fun and keep writing.

– Karl Schroeder

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