The Imminent Dominance of Self-Published Books
I hear a lot of talk that self-published books are invariably low-quality and badly written and yadda-yadda. People who talk like self-publishing isn’t legit or quality need to get with the times, quit trolling if they are, or accept the fact that the monolithic publishing model of yesteryear is crumbling. Market share of titles by self-published and produced authors is growing. Ask Hugh Howey, who put out the numbers earlier this year that show self-published titles as capturing along the lines of 30+% of total market share. (Google it. It’s everywhere.) Oh, and look at The Guardian awarding a monthly literary prize for self-published books. Must be the crazy train. I’m getting on.