This is a bit of a rant, so if you’re not in a rant mood, just skip it.
On Twitter, a link to an unpublished writer/blogger who has been adamantly opposed to self-publishing. The reason for the tweet? He’s changed his mind. Why? Because Amanda Hocking disproved his belief that self-publishing would forever shut you out of “real” publishing. Clearly, for this young man success depends on getting a contract from a “real” publisher. And until now, he’d never heard of a successful self-publisher. Oh, he’s also never read a self-published book and believes that most readers have never read one.
Somebody please tell me why his opinion is worth tweeting about? His whole mindset has been, and still is, based on ignorance of what’s going on in the world of publishing, and his standard of success is 1. lots of money, and 2. being picked up by a publishing house.