Is your industry getting killed with all the changes that are happening right now? We know people in real estate, banking and construction are running out the door in search of new opportunities. Here’s another one you may not hear as much about – publishing. Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Harper Collins are laying staff off left and right. Salaries are being frozen or eliminated. Publisher’s Weekly predicts that 2009 will be “the worst year for publishing in decades.”

If you’re an author, though, does this really affect you? Dan Miller, author of No More Mondays, 48 Days to the Work You Love and Write to the Bank says no. People are reading more and now with blogs, podcasts and websites, it’s easier than ever to find an audience and sell books.

If you produce something of value, people will buy it. And with all the different distribution mediums its possible to create multiple products (books, ebooks, online training seminars) from the same basic source of information.

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