Oil, Water, Publishers, Self-Publishers

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Writing on the Ether: Oil, Water, Publishers, Self-Publishers

[dropcap style=”flat” size=”5″]T[/dropcap]he real question here is about publishers moving into the self-publishing space, some quite aggressively, with offers of what are inevitably presented as highly useful, writer-supportive products.

While many legacy publishers may not like to think about how large the self-publishing movement is (Smashwords alone, has announced that writers have self-published more than 250,000 books on its platform), it appears that making money off self-publishing authors is just fine by the traditional houses.

And that is, at the least, an unattractive reality.

Read the full article at JaneFriedman.com

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