The advent of eReaders and the constantly increasing popularity of the eBooks has not only revolutionized the lives of the readers, it has also exerted a considerable amount of influence on the authors.
Previously, in the good old days of printed publishing, it was a huge achievement if a writer could write a book once a year. With the rise of the eBooks and the resulting increasing appetite of the reader for content consumption this trend has been considerably transformed.
The productivity of various writers, particularly the new ones, specializing in mystery, thriller and romance, has increased and there are authors who have been writing as many as 13 books per year to meet the demand of the readers.
In the presence of instant publishing and downloading of eBooks, the days of printed book publishing seem to be age old.
Julie Bosman, writing for the Sunday New York Times, said that the metabolism of book publishing has increased because of the eBook age.
She said that authors have considerably increased their output and have been writing short stories, novellas and even an extra full-length book each year.
The readers, who can download books instantly, have been demanding more books from the writers and the publishers have also been pushing them toward more productivity by making them believe that more books would mean more public appearance and hence guarantee of becoming a star.
According to Lisa Scottoline, who happens to be the best selling author of thriller novels, the trend has considerably shifted over the last few years.
Previously, a single book seemed to be more than sufficient for one year and extra books could simply saturate the market.
Now, however, the hunger of the readers has increased to a considerable extent which needs to be quenched with more and more books.
Lisa has herself increased her literary output form one to two books per year, which has also resulted in a very tight schedule with her working seven days a week and writing 2,000 words per day.
Serious book lovers might certainly be concerned with this trend, since writing a dozen books per year would certainly result in deterioration of the quality, unless and until you are an exceptional genius.