An E.R.A. Album, 1973-2010
By Alan Cox
Publishing and working with publishers can be a brutal experience. As electronic media takes over from the printed word, bringing a general downturn in the industry, great care must be taken to determine what is commercially viable. Now, however, there exist modern alternatives to the established publishing methods. Although expensive, these include websites and businesses available for short-run publications where prospective authors can see their work bound into a worthy volume. Of course, self-publication offers no support for publicity and commercial drive, and there can be a lack of an ISBN number (although some online publishers offer this).