The iPad, and similar slates, are primarily entertainment devices. This means that articles and books can become rich media experiences, as they link to websites, music and videos.
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Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 30, 2010
The Apple iPad promises to change the world of publishing, and the world of writers. Top copywriter and writing teacher Angela Booth has published an article: "Writing Job Opportunities in 2010 (and beyond)" in which she summarizes the opportunities for writers in the brave new world of digital publishing.
Angela believes that the iPad will change the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books because it has to. She says: "Publishers watched the Internet for years, but it wasn't until the global financial crisis hit that they accepted that the only possible future was digital."
For writers, Angela sees four primary opportunities in the upcoming digital publishing revolution, which she describes in the article.
She believes that not only will publishers be eager to publish many more articles and books to sell in the coming years, they'll also want lots of free content for promotion. Writers will be needed to create articles and books, and other forms of content, as well as marketing collateral.
She says: "The iPad, and similar slates are primarily entertainment devices. This means that articles and books can become rich media experiences, as they link to websites, music and videos. Writers will be needed to provide that rich media, including scripts for games and for movies."
Angela comments that while the iPad has been derided as an over-sized iPhone, the fact that the iPad runs the iPhone operating system is a good thing. Over 150,000 apps are available for the iPhone, many of them ebooks and ebook readers. This means that iPhone owners are used to paying for apps, so there's every chance that they'll pay for publications on the iPad.
In addition to finding more writing jobs, Angela says that entrepreneurial writers will make use of the platform the iPad gives them in order to self-publish their own works. She believes that just as Print on Demand (POD) companies now help self-publishing writers, companies will emerge which will help writers to get their works ready for the iPad and other e-readers.
Angela Booth is a top copywriter and writing teacher, who has created several popular websites for writers, including Angela Booth's Writing Blog, and the Fab Freelance Writing Ezine. Her Sell Your Writing Online NOW (SYWON) web writing training helps writers to become established online, and make money from their writing.