This book is really helpful to me for many reasons. I love reading out of APE and will probably continue to use this book throughout the future of my career. I learned SO much from this book and it really made me excited. When I finished reading the three chapters in Ape: How to Publish a Book, I began to research potential careers for my future (the publishing industry is something I am really in to). I looked into editing, copy editing, being an agent, an editorial assistant, and even touched on some designing aspects of the industry. "Chapter 2: A Review of Traditional Publishing" was the best because it went into all aspects of the publishing industry. This is something I have been looking at as a career goal for a while now. Based on the small summaries of each key player in the publishing process, I now know what every person is in charge of. As a person considering going into the publishing industry, these three chapters were somewhat scary for me. I don’t want to go into the publishing industry if the future of the book is to be totally digital. I’ll be out of a job!
However, it was also nice to know that I could get some of my own short stories and poetry out in the world by self-publishing through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I own a Kindle Fire (my brother bought me one this past Christmas) and it literally sits on a shelf and collects dust. I am really interested in seeing what this little baby can do. I don’t know how to use it! I literally have no use for it right now. I have read just a few books on it. Here are two of the handfuls I have read:
These three chapters also make me want to learn about Digital Design and Layout because everything is turning towards technology. I am excited and anxious over this reading at the same time. It taught me a lot about some possible career ideas and what the future of the book might hold.
Here is a link that discusses the trend of e-reading I found to be really interesting:
The Trend of e-reading
Here is another link called The Confessions of a Kindle Convert I found to intriguing:
The Confessions of a Kindle Convert
Be sure to check them out!!!