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Indie Author Manifesto (E9)

December 8, 201741 min
The indie author revolution and the struggle for free expression.  Learn the fascinating history behind the centuries-old struggle for free expression. Mark shares how the roots of today's indie author movement reach back to the introduction of Gutenberg's printing press. Gutenberg's printing press enabled mass communication of the written word, but also led to enormous social, cultural and political upheaval as those in power sought to control free expression by controlling the printing press. Mark carries the story forward to the present where he explains how ebooks helped democratize book publishing by putting the printing press in the hands of all writers. He reads his Indie Author Manifesto, first published in 2014, which describes the ethos, attitudes and desires of indie authors. Show notes and full transcript at https://smashwords.com/podcast/9

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