I recently added my “two-cents” to a debate about Amazon and self-publishing. Most of the commenters seemed to believe that the proliferation of platforms that allow anyone to publish and call themselves an author is a bad thing. They were concerned that there were no filters out there to separate the good from the bad. They were concerned that anyone could publish and call themselves an author. They were concerned that there was too much “fluff” in the marketplace and that would devalue writing in general. Those arguments are legitimate, but selfishly perhaps, they don’t concern me. The consumer will decide what they will orRead More →