"Is self-publishing the wave of the future? I honestly don't know. But what I do know is the landscape has been changing dramatically for years in every way that we receive and share information, and it's finally starting to change publishing."
Amanda Hocking at her blog, My Blood Approves.
This is from Amanda's post on her self-publishing journey. She published her first book to Amazon on April and by year's end had sold more than 100,000 books. That's combining all her titles, but still. It's hard to argue that, in this new age of publishing, that doing it yourself isn't really an option.