HuffPo: "Stop Kvetching. Self-Publishing Is Here To Stay -- And Vaulting Ahead"

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Since the publication of my Huffington Post article on the merits of self-publishing in December 2010, I've received mostly positive -- and appreciative -- comments. But some friends and others in the traditional publishing world still dismiss self-publishing as a pesky second-class stepchild that they believe will always remain in that status -- and many wish it would just go away. They are unimpressed by recent developments that have ratcheted up the status of self-publishing: reviews of self-published books in Publishers Weekly and elsewhere, marketing and distribution services, listings in traditional distributors' catalogues, prospects for listings in foreign publishers' catalogues, and much more. Instead they focus on a single objection -- that self-publishing is a gateless portal that gives new meaning to the Cole Porter tune "Anything Goes."

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