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Breaking News: Self-Publishing is Now a Cult

Can someone tell me exactly when self-pub became a cult and stopped being simply a generic term for a variety of business models?

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In case it's not clear, I'm posting this question without analysis in order to draw attention to this writer's hostility and name calling. I find his claim to be so lacking in supporting evidence that it does not need rebutting or refutation. Merely the manner in which he presents his arguments defeats the arguments.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

4 Comments on Breaking News: Self-Publishing is Now a Cult

  1. Come on, it’s Salon. What else do you expect?

  2. How would he know if it’s a cult…? He’s obviously not a member or I’d have seen him at last night’s orgy.

  3. I’m surprised the author didn’t acknowledge the upside of self-publishing. Namely, Authors such as himself now have two publishing models for which to blame the lack of recognition of their genius.

  4. Uneducated Guess // 2 June, 2013 at 9:59 am //

    We have orgies now?!?! This is what I get for dumping Google Reader too soon. Totally out of the loop.

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