There’s been a nice little flurry of blog posts about self-publishing in the last few days — both pro and con. I see a trend that’s going to turn into a raging river pretty soon, sweeping away the nay-sayers with the force of reality-based evidence. More or less at the head of the self-publishing movement is Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. His vision has accomplished two important things in a very short time. He’s made it possible for writers to become authors and make money, sometimes big money, and he’s been influential in making self-publishing respectable.
His predictions for the publishing industry in 2011 are making the rounds of the internet and are well worth reading for anyone considering self-publishing, but uncertain whether it’s a good idea. Read the complete list here.