The web and publishing
The net has made a profound effect on the world and businesses. 15 years ago it would have been almost impossible to break into the book industry without the social and communicating power of the web. In that time and because of this self publishing has become available, this allows small yet talented businesses and in most cases sole authors to reach millions of people that previously were uncontactable and immune to their permission. In the web design world there is A Book Apart Books which are phenomenal book for web designers. Other businesses such as JJ Books are able to promote their message and sell their books using prijt on demand services. This means that all their hard work pays off and the publishing agency doesn't gather up the majority of the book once they become profitable.