The self-publishing phenomenon

It used to be hard thing to get your book published. Now it’s not.

Rachel Danadio has an interesting essay, “You’re an Author? Me Too,” in the New York Times on the self-publishing phenomenon. And you get the feeling that she’d rather return to the good old days when agents and publishers and book review editors like Danadio had more control over the barricades:

In short, everyone has a story — and everyone wants to tell it. Fewer people may be reading, but everywhere you turn, Americans are sounding their barbaric yawps over the roofs of the world, as good old Walt Whitman, himself a self-published author, once put it.

Well, not everyone. Still, it’s worth the read.

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Jim Stovall, a retired journalism prof, is now a novelist, self publisher, watercolorist, gardener, woodworker and beekeeper -- among others things.
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