Last time, I wrote about the quality of self-published books and our expectations of them. While I was reading on that subject, and just about self-publishing and traditional publishing in general, I came across this interesting article from a few months back. He addresses the question of quality and quantity in self-published books, and I think his idea that the industry may evolve in such a way that self-publishing becomes a sort of testing ground or minor league for the major publishers is intriguing.
- Why Are We Still Having Dilemmas About Self-Publishing? It’s Done (michaeljholley.com)
- Hugh Howey doesn’t need a publisher, thank you very much (charlestoncitypaper.com)
- Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well (theatlantic.com)
- Self-Publishing’s Ugly, Deceptive Free-Market Stepchild (thelivingnotebook.wordpress.com)