January 8, 2005
Self-publishing, especially in the Internet age is very much like that. Though I suppose it is rather easy to tell what's worthwhile and what should never have been published. The Internet is full of self-publishing and print on demand (POD) success stories (including such names as Margaret Atwood, Louis L'Amour and the creator of Legally Blonde, Amanda Brown), though I suppose you have to take them with a grain of salt.
I'm giving it a shot simply for the thrill of seeing my book sitting on the shelf. And then a few folks said they wanted to buy a copy, and who am I to stop them?