Here's another article I came across. I like the man's reasoning. We self-published authors do get a bad wrap at times. There are books I've bought at the local bookstore that had me scratching my head as to how this author got published by one of the big five as he/she wrote a very thin story which was badly written and the only good thing about it was the blurb on the back and the cover.
Of course, there are many paper books that are written by great writers and I admire them.
Here's the link from the huffington post...
Please Stop Gene Doucette