There’s a report in today’s New York Times about the rise of self publishing. The story is partly about writers taking control of their own work, partly about a new business model for publishing, and partly a good old-fashioned tale about underdogs. Check it out.
Here at Wordstock we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of self-published books that have been pitched to the festival in the past three years. We also noticed that several self-published titles were finalists for the Oregon Book Awards last year. Clearly, this has become more than a movement.