Another great article from Indies Unlimited, one of my favorite sources of information on all things publishing. In this article, 'Indie News Beat: The Shifting Stigma, Chris James talks about the controversy surrounding Hugh Howey's stunning Author Earnings report and the various reactions from both sides of the publishing industry - indie and traditional.
He addresses the past stigma surrounding self-publishing and how that attitude is evolving, both in the publishing industry and among mainstream readers:
"From just a few years ago, when self-publishing had “failure” written all over it, we’re now moving to a point where traditional publishing is getting its share of negativity: the lousy royalties on e-books and their own vanity imprints ready to fleece the unsuspecting Indie..."
It's a great article. If you're an author, I recommend you give it a read.