Everybody is talking about self-publishing these days. It’s everywhere: on twitter, in book sections of newspapers and magazine, on specialized websites and blogs. Even in italy - the land where nothing changes - there is talk about the “new age of publishing”. I find most of this discussion pretty annoying: not because self publishing is to be despised, but simply because a lot of people seem to talk about it without really knowing much about it.
Then today I read this blog entry on The Bookseller website and I thought it did a good job of showing all the pros and cons from different point of views. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the author is the editor of The Friday Project, a digital imprint of HarperCollins and one of the funniest people around on twitter (he’s @meandmybigmouth ).
So.. take a look!