This is why I’ll try traditional publishers before going the self-pub route. I don’t have enough ego to want to get my novel published no matter what, only to end up not selling it to anyone except my immediate family and friends.
I think on balance it’s a bad thing for quality writers, but nice for the vain of us who only want to brag that we’re “published authors.” Pffft! Call yourself whatever you want, all you do is drag down the public’s opinion of writers, as well as their incomes, since people who get burned by buying a lousy self-pubbed book will not be as willing to spend money on quality writing.
What do you think about the self-publishing revolution?