My podcast co-host S.A.Collins just shared this, and it’s a good read for authors. Pay close attention to the comments after the article, some good discussion going on.
How To Get Started (And Get Ahead) In Science Fiction Self-Publishing
To self-publish or not to self-publish… That is the question more and more aspiring authors are asking themselves these days. And with good reason—self-publishing has come a long way in the decade since it really hit the market and many of the blatant scams of the past have been outed by an increasingly well-informed author community. With the popularity of ebooks and the rise of print-on-demand (POD), self-publishing has become a viable route to success as an author. It certainly hasn’t replaced traditional publishing, but the two paths are starting to coexist in the same mass market.