The virtual world is becoming an increasingly large part of the real world, which, in turn, is causing several important changes in the literary world. How do you see the role of writers changing in the future?
It is obvious that e–books, as well as other technological advancements, have significantly revolutionized the way books are sold and distributed. Some writers have already made their books available online, usually for a small fee. However, the Internet is much more than just a showcase; it is also a place of exchange, a channel through which dialogue between the author and his readers can take place without intermediaries. So, increasingly, we will see new groups of readers forming communities based on their similar literary interests. The members of these virtual communities will be able to fully interact, not only with the writers themselves, but also with each other. This is a development that will undoubtedly change the traditional literary world, although there will always be a place for promotion and publication of the old market, As a result, authors and publishers will have to adapt to this development, since it’s obvious that publishers will begin to use virtual tools as a means of communication, in addition to using technology in a creative and commercial way.