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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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Mark June 1, 2013 um 8:44 pm

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

the rodent June 1, 2013 um 9:43 pm

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.

Uneducated Guess June 2, 2013 um 9:59 am

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

CJJ June 2, 2013 um 9:15 am

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.

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