Do book retailers need to set up a ghetto for self-published works?


In the wake of the recent moral panic surrounding the “questionable” content of some self-published works, Michael Kozlowski of Goodereader argues that the leading e-tailers should set up dedicated self-publishing sections.

The “solution” is perhaps not as simple as all that. The book publishing industry is going through a major upheaval (some call it evolution; others evolution), but ultimately book e-tailers are dependent on being able to offer and sell what people are looking for, and this is not going to be accomplished by hiding a significant proportion of their potential revenue in the digital equivalent of a dark and dusty corner.