When I first saw the changes coming in publishing about five years ago, I started rethinking my own career as a writer. And, trust me, I'm not one who embraces change. If I could, I'd still be writing on my old IBM typewriter and sending manuscripts through the post office.
But times have changed. And I think this quote from StarTribune.com states it better than anything I've read so far:
Booksellers are calling the shift a "Gutenberg moment" for the entire publishing industry, likening it to Johannes Gutenberg's game-changing invention of movable type almost 600 years ago.