Ether: While You Were Bashing Amazon

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: Seattle Hands $110,000 to Five Authors

The stigma [about self-publishing] is not gone yet. I read an article yesterday that ripped into indies, saying that 95 percent of what’s out there is bad and it’s degrading the publishing industry because people don’t know where to find a good book. And there is some truth to that, but I’ve read some pretty bad traditionally published books, too. Maybe not as many grammatical errors, but there are other issues, too.

Rysa Walker, winner of the $50,000-advance grand prize in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award competition, talks about her goals and experiences.

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