We are swiftly becoming dinosaurs.
It is said that the one constant of the universe is change, and nowhere is that change more in evidence, than in the world of literature. The technological advances occurring around us have impacted how a book is created.
From the initial formation of the manuscript, to the final printed (or electronic) product, technology impacts how that book is formed at every stage of its development. The written word is evolving. Even that descriptor is becoming vintage, as the vast majority of writing is now created by use of a keyboard (and this post is no exception!)
So, it is only natural that the way in which the people of this planet access information is evolving. Gone are the days when people stopped at the corner store, or had delivered to their homes a newspaper. Gone are the days when the only way to get news was in a paper format, and twenty-four hours old when you received it.
The same changes in technology are creating different consumptive habits in the reading public.
Every magazine or newspaper that began as a paper product has had to evolve into the electronic market to stay viable.
There is an explosion of reading apps available on the market, which promise to deliver the content the consumer wants, in the size byte they are demanding.
Niche markets are opening up, offering to deliver the exact electronic content desired of the end-user, a targeted branding of content.
Short stories are the wave of the future. There is an ever-growing demand for short, consumable reading material that can fit in the time and space of an average half hour commute.
My blog is about creating short, fast content. And I am giving away this content, to you.
Short stories are for busy lives. Apps deliver them. There is a market for this, if you are looking for a niche to explore. Check out the links below, and explore this aspect of writing for a living.
- The Evolution of Technology in Higher Education (forwardthinking.ashford.edu)