Is self-publishing just self-indulgence?

Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year. How many of them should be?

  • This is a very good idea for an article! Sometimes when I am passing by some books at book stores I wonder to myself "who would publish this?" so it would be interesting to see what you would have to say about it this topic! Although some books seem a little odd at times, they are all worth a look! – kaitlynnzygmont 7 years ago
  • What might be interesting to include are some statistics on how many book are published in paperback vs ebooks and then the difference between self-published and not. I think there would be a staggering number of books self-published in recent years now that amazon has made it so available, but the real question is what's the popularity between the two? – Slaidey 7 years ago
  • I think this is interesting but rather than being critical about self-indulgence, I think this could explore publishing with a publisher in contrast to self-publishing like the cost of production, distribution and marketing, maybe? – Jill 7 years ago
  • What would anybody try to accomplish with this topic? No examples, no elaboration of a thesis, no sources? – T. Palomino 2 months ago

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