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To all those who think the future is self publishing

Read Cat Valente’s post. Or, if you are lazy, here’s the takeaway:

No one goes around suggesting that everyone should become their own autonomous cheesemakers and cheering the death of the cheese industry. Why? Because that would result in a lot of shitty cheese.



  1. yeloson yeloson on 04.02.2010 at 17:17 [link] (Reply)

    My view is that the big advantage of cheap self publishing options is not to have each author attempt to become their own editor, graphic designer, marketing etc- it’s that small groups of people, with the appropriate skills, can use these options to build the equivalent of a publishing house.

    Especially since, it takes generations to push entrenched issues in established places, whereas, it just takes a lot, but not impossible, amount of work to do a fresh start with a group of like-minded folks.

    In my own sector of geekdom, rpgs, we’ve seen people consistently push 300-1000 copies a year, in a niche of a niche, so these things are not impossible or un-doable.

    1. tempest tempest on 05.02.2010 at 10:23 [link] (Reply)

      Very true. :)

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