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Self-Publishing: Do Authors Make Good Publishers?

Do authors make good publishers? The answer is No. But it's fascinating to watch them try.

Years ago as the e-book revolution dawned, we said that in order to keep pace with the new digital culture, authors would have to become more like publishers. "As electronic technology hurtles too fast for even futurists to keep up with," we wrote, "a generation of readers is emerging that will not accept text unless it is interactively married to other media." (See Author? What's an Author?)

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