Pretty audacious title, right?
Today, you can write words and have them read on the other side of the planet in a minute …
Of course digital publishing includes blogging. It’s also drafting and publishing eBooks, web books, writing on larger sites, digital magazines, and more … even including the smart use of social media platforms.
There is market research that suggests that one half of reading in the United States will be paperless by the year 2015 (reference below).
Mark Batterson says writing has no spacetime restraints:
A book is what I call asynchronous ministry. It exponentially expands your influence because it doesn’t have any spacetime restraints. You can only be in one place at one time! But books can be anywhere, anytime. Books are divine appointments waiting to happen. They enable supernatural synchronicities to occur. Somebody somewhere is reading something I wrote around the clock.
What Mark says about writing a book is equally true of all forms of digital publishing. I love this idea of exceeding spacetime restraints. And is the internet going anywhere? Your words, your message and story can be put out there to reach readers at any time. As long as you want it to be there.
reference: Rebecca McPheters, Advertising Age, January 13, 2012.
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