Are you following the publishing world debacle?  If you are, check out this article written recently on up-to-date information on the publishing ecosystem.  If you are not, this is a great article to get your feet wet.  

To summarize

The publishing world is moving through a shift--one that may take years to settle.  Like ripples in a rainstorm, the extent of effect it with have on not only publishers, but authors and even readers, is hard to tell.  One thing is clear: Amazon and Barnes and Noble are prepared for gorilla warfare.  Can the traditional publishing world keep up, or will they be forced back to the drawing board? Check out the article and tell me what you think.

Sometimes...change is good.