I'm remaining objective here. I'm still curious about self-publishing and I want to learn more about it. And this isn't because of Konrath or any other self-pubbing success stories I've heard about.
My interest is strictly one of curiosity with regard to author control and empowerment. When it comes to publishers, I've had to concede more times than I've won on issues I've felt strongly about in the past twenty years. And although I was right every single time, I've had to smile and move on for the sake of keeping the peace. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it stings and you don't forget it.
This is an interesting blog post by Tobias Buckell. I don't agree with all of it, and sometimes it's all over the place with regard to the central theme of the piece. But it's an interesting take. You can check it out and see for yourselves. And if you're so inclinced, here's a link to Joe Konrath's blog.
Whether you are a published author, a new author, or an author thinking about self-publishing, I think you'll find Konrath's blog more than interesting.