“Of late, there has been a spike in the number of skirmishes between indie writers (self-publishers) and well, everyone else. As frequently happens, writers (both traditional and indie), industry professionals and commentators weigh in with cautionary tales about the euphoria and reality of self-publishing, indie writers respond with communal fury worthy of a Siberian wolf pack.”
This I think is how things should be.
Stab, parry, and thrust, posts and counter-posts, tweets and tumblelogs, fact and snark, experienced fear and brave naiveté; we should all question indie literature and its practitioners should remain undeterred and unafraid. This is how we will find holes in the model, this how we will preserve the fierce independence and attitude of indie literature.