|Posted on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 07:24 pm: |
You don't have to be Black, but self-publishers in the book industry are discriminated against, treated differently, placed on the short bus if you will. Of course there are exceptions—those of us that pick so much cotton, i.e. sell so many books, we are allowed to come inside for supper.
But for the most part, SP is looked down upon. Why is it, that during a time when self-produced movies, i.e. independent films, are revolutionizing the film industry, independent books are still subjected to Jim Crow citizenship?
I’m curious what this forum thinks about this issue. Do any readers here give special tolerance to SP books because they’re you know...they’re, well you know... *whispering* self-published.