Good writeup in the San Franciso Chronicle today about new models emerging in the publishing industry. The ‘open model’ is in there, as demonstrated by Seth Harwood.
“The model of agents and publishers as gatekeepers just isn’t working anymore,” says Harwood, who with fellow podcasting author Scott Sigler has taught Author Boot Camp seminars at Stanford, in which they show writers how to create a publishing platform the way they did.
“I had to do something because just writing letters to agents wasn’t working. So I give people my work for free. After they’ve listened to my book, they know they’ll like it. I’ve given away six books in audio form.”