No one would have believed in the early years of 21st century that publishing world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own. As agents and publisher busied themselves about their various concerns; they observed and studied, the way a man might scrutinized the creatures as they multiply through microscope in a drop of water. With infinite compliances, publishers went through and fro about their empire over the book world. Yet across the gulf of Silicon Valley, intellects vast, cooled, and unsympathetic, regarded the publishing world with envious eyes, and slowly and surly drew their plan against them.
It first began with the uprising in the independent author world, as companies like lulu, and createspace gave those undermined geniuses across the world a chance to showcase their prodigies. The flood of authors came like a tsunami, as no longer were these creative geniuses were walking with a ball-&-chain of contracts, commitments of publishers, and no longer banging on every publishing house doors to have their worked looked at and praised. Whatever anyone wrote a book after 2004, the author no longer rested their work on a dusty desk or shelf, rather at a speed of thought they released the book at their own desecration. An author, who was never considered seriously or ever given a chance was now holding his own paperback book in his or her hands. Although the self publishing world was still at its infant stages with lots of room to grow, nevertheless it had arrived.
In the beginning an author could not sell their books through print on demand, rather they had to either pay 200-500 to join a print on demand publisher, or buy pre-printed books to sell on their own.