Back in the day, authors were few and far between. Not anymore. Thanks to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and yes, Blurb – the number of authors and publishers is growing exponentially.
A chart published by Seed Magazine and posted on Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, shows that rate of authorship has increased tenfold per year since 2000, as compared to tenfold per century since the 1400s and the launch of the first printing press (thanks, Gutenberg). That’s some rapid growth, folks.
People are getting their stories out there. And as Sullivan points out, these people are trading privacy for influence, and using online outlets to get their news, stories, and viewpoints across.
Speaking of which, Sullivan just published his first Blurb book The View From Your Window, photographs taken by some of his blog’s millions of readers. He blogged about it here — check it out. It gives great perspective on the “viewpoints” of authors around the world. And on why Sullivan embarked on this project with Blurb. We’re thrilled that he did.