First published on http://www.justwriteabook.com/.
If you’re self-publishing, take a bow. You’ve become legit. Yes, no need to hide in corners any longer, feeling somehow less legitimate than “real” authors.
Here’s an interested article in the Guardian, Self-publishing sees massive growth | Books | guardian.co.uk:
“‘This is no longer just vanity presses at work – self-publishing is out of the dark corners and making its way into the mainstream,’ said Bowker’s Beat Barblan, adding that earlier this summer, four self-published authors had seven novels on the New York Times ebook bestseller list.”