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?

  • Self-publishing has become a cult (Salon.com)

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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. Mark1 June, 2013

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

    Reply
  2. the rodent1 June, 2013

    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.

    Reply
    1. Uneducated Guess2 June, 2013

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

      Reply
  3. CJJ2 June, 2013

    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.

    Reply

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