Mark Coker, in an interview on NINC said the following thing when asked about self publishing or vanity publishing:
“The height of vanity, in my opinion, is perpetrated by authors who refuse to publish their works unless those works are blessed and published by a traditional commercial publisher. These folks should really ask themselves why a publisher’s validation is so important to them. Isn’t a reader’s validation more important?
Readers typically don’t pay attention to the name of the publisher on the spine of the book. They pay attention to the author and the story.”
I agree with that completely and wish I had said it that way. Wow, perfect and right on the money.
Interesting interview and worth the read.