Some technologies are allowing writers to publish their work at no cost. Authors can use Amazon’s Digital Text Platform and upload their work for Kindle download in seconds.   Smashwords, is another publishing medium. that allows authors to upload their work for purchasing in multiple electronic formats. It’s easy. It’s quick and cuts out the middle layer of publishing.  There is also Feedbooks  where they can publish and download free public domain books.  An added benefit to all this is that they can send their e-book to freelance reviewers which could mean it will get reviewed on Amazon, Digg it, Librarything for free.  I wonder what publishing will look like in ten years?