With the advent of self-publishing, we’ve become a dime a dozen…or free a dozen:) It’s become a mixed bag. Anyone who has any aspirations at all of writing, no matter the level of competence, can get published. This ability has created a market that’s flooded. Some of my books have moved from the hundred thousands into the millions. But even though it means–for some of us–being one small fish swimming with a gazillion other small fish, the bottom line is that anyone can now realize their dreams and if it makes sales harder to come by so be it. Getting published is a gift. Back in the day when there were only trad houses, many of us got reeled in, looked at, then tossed back. The acceptance level was limited and extremely difficult to achieve. Then came small press and the publishing doors were thrown open. And today anyone can create a quality product in e and paper. So while self-publishing has made life more challenging, to my way of thinking the positives far outweigh the negatives. What’s your take?