Why Barnes & Noble Should Carry Indie Books

Why Barnes & Noble Should Carry Indie BooksAn open letter has been making the rounds the last couple days that pits the self-publishing community against one of the banners of big corporate publishing.

What this all comes down to is respect. The self-publishing community is a passionate one, believing its authors have just as much of a right to publish a book as do authors who have traditional publishers. Moreover, many of them believe their mode of publishing is the right one.

At the end of the day, they just want to be treated as authors, not self-published authors.

As evidenced by the need for Herbert’s letter, there is still a significant stigma surrounding self-publishing and indie authors. Hell, I’ve been accused of perpetuating it myself.

Much more.

Related: DBW Interview with Hugh Howey, Author

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