Canuck sf god Robert Sawyer has gotten himself into a bit of a dustup with some author types over an assertion that self-publishing is a waste of time for authors. SFSignal, the best SciFi blog I’ve read, has the call and the links.
In rejecting an impatient author who had sent a ms for his consideration, Sawyer wrote:
So, best of luck elsewhere. All that said, though, one writer to another, I think going the route of online serialization and POD are mistakes you will regret in the years to come. Online publishing and POD are a waste of time; you’ll have fewer than a hundred readers, I’m willing to wager, in either format. But it’s up to you.