Read a post on Amazon where a reader wants Amazon to apply a filter to rid the self-published books. I understand a reader's right to only want to read books by established authors and books published traditionally.
This post also made me feel when a person snubs their nose at the self-published author, it’s like saying these authors should give up on their dreams. My question is, now that a large number of traditionally published authors are going the self-publishing route, does this mean they will no longer have their following or should no longer write because they left their publishing house?
Traditionally published and self-published authors are striving for the same conclusion...to put out a product for readers to enjoy or learn from in any genre. True, the publishing houses offer more services to help those authors and true the self-published author has to rely on feedback and others to help achieve what a department at a publishing house can do. Snubbing or eliminating a category is wrong on many levels. If you eliminate or snub the unknown you never know what might be overlooked. The brilliant minds that would never be discovered or the masterpiece one might have been waiting all their lives to read. If you don't care for us self-published authors, that's okay, but to take it to a point where we should be eliminated is uncalled for.