How many lives would it take you to read all the books you want to read?
Is this an answerable question when publishers constantly release new books?
I've calculated 30 lives for myself. My calculations are based solely on the stars and planets and my reading capacity, or lack thereof, and nothing else.
Have you ever read a self-published book? Was it worth reading or was the writer fulfilling a self-created pipe dream? (Feel free to not answer that last question in light of losing a friend, because I'm guessing if you've read a self-published book it's because you know the author.)
I'm not thinking about self-publishing. I think no matter how the books turns out, it looks unprofessional and... self-published. And without a strong marketing and distribution plan behind you, it falls on the author's shoulders even more so than with a "traditional" publisher.
As I was putting LC down for a nap today, the James Taylor song "You Can Close Your Eyes" came on the iPod. It was weird. Okay, I guess you had to be there.