The old route for literary success looks stodgy and outdated by comparison....
With self-publishing, you learn your craft while producing material. You win over your fans directly. You own all of your rights, and your works stay fresh and available for your lifetime (and beyond). Nothing goes out of print.... My bestselling work was my eighth or ninth title. As soon as it took off, the rest of my material took off with it. To the reader, it was all brand-new.... My entire oeuvre will always be in print and always earning me something. Nothing is pulled and returned from the digital bookshelf.
April 5, 2013
Says Hugh Howey (who played the self-publishing game exceedingly well).