My colleague Roger forwarded me this article the other day.
It asks the question: “Is the self-publishing stigma fading?”
The author who wrote it notes that he jumped on the indie bandwagon back in 2010—“when the concept of being an indie author was still relatively new.”
That made my colleague Atilla laugh, since he helped launch Wheatmark back in the year 2000—ten years before that!
Anyway, the author’s point is essentially “yes.” The self-publishing stigma is fading… but it may never go away entirely.
I enjoy articles like this, but I’d take the author’s point even one step further: I think indie authors, or self-publishers (or whatever you want to call them), actually have an advantage in today’s market.
Case in point: check out the article at this link, which tracks e-book sales.
(My thanks to Simple Marketing System client Ginny Lieto for bringing this article to my attention!)
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