I saw the Sunday “USA Snapshots” in USA Today Life.
The sidebar box read:
“307 novels by participants have been ‘traditionally’ published (not self-published).”
I hate the word “traditional.” It means nothing. If Joe Blow starts “Sixpack Publishing” in his basement and I pay him to crank out copies of my book, is this traditional? He is a company. Suppose no money changes hands. Is it still REAL when one other person is involved?
Have the brainiacs at USA TODAY ever read a Kindle e-book or other self-published creation? I think they have no idea of the literary talent who choose not to be “traditional.”
Be prepared to be demonized when you self-publish. Write for yourself, not for some clueless newspaper gatekeeper.